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Writing the Range


The University of Denver's Writing Program is excited to host a day of interaction about scholarship, pedagogy, and the profession with a special emphasis on issues concerning the front range writing community. Featured in this day-long symposium are keynote sessions with Jessica Enoch and Scott Wible from the University of Maryland, a research forum, and dynamic roundtable sessions. Please find a detailed program overview below.

Please RSVP by October 31, 2014. 

Date and Location

Friday, November 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room 
2150 E. Evans Ave. Denver, CO. 80210

  • Car: DU's campus is easily accessible from I-25, the main route running through the Denver metro area north/south. Campus lies just south and west of the intersection of I-25 and University Boulevard. Find detailed parking instructions and a campus map here. Parking in any of the indicated hourly lots is $8 for the day; after you park, note your parking spot number and find the nearest parking kiosk in order to buy a pass. For detailed driving directions, please email Writing the Range.
  • Light Rail: You can reach campus from  RTD light rail lines E, F and H. Exit the train at the University of Denver station, which is at the north end of campus. Find walking directions to the Anderson Academic Commons here. Please email Writing the Range if you’d like someone to meet you and direct you to the right building once you arrive at the station.

Program Overview

Writing the Range Schedule of Events

9:30 - 10:00        Registration and Coffee (AAC 290)
10:00 - 11:30                                     Welcome and Research/Pedagogy Network Forum
 (Tables 1-7 in AAC 290, Tables 8-9 in AAC 340)
*For directions on how to prepare, please consult Forum Instructions. Participants will meet in facilitated tables of 4-5 to discuss works-in-progress.
11:30 - noon   Break and Student Publication Exhibit (AAC 284)
Noon - 1:30   Keynote Address and Lunch (AAC 290)
Scott Wible, University of Maryland: "Local Designs: Teaching Innovative Problem-Solving in the Professional Writing Course"
1:30 - 2:00   Break & Student Publication Exhibit (AAC 284)
2:00 - 3:30 Concurrent Roundtable Sessions
*For directions on how to prepare, please consult Roundtable Instructions.
#1. “What Does it Mean to Write for the Public Good?” (AAC 290)
       Eric Leake, Texas State University
       Melissa Theesen, Children’s Future International
       Liz Drogin, University of Denver
       Brandon Blew, America SCORES Denver
       Megan Kelly, University of Denver
       Chad King, University of Denver
#2. "What Should be the Nature of First-Year Writing and its Relationship to Larger Curricula?" (AAC 340)
       Doug Hesse, University of Denver
       Steve Lamos, University of Colorado Boulder
       Ann Amicucci, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
       Tracy Santa, Colorado College
       Michelle Comstock, University of Colorado Denver
#3. "What Roles Can Alternative Sites of Writing and Research Play in College Writing?" (AAC 284)
       Sarah Sloane, Colorado State University
       John-Michael Rivera, University of Colorado Boulder
       Nicole Piasecki, University of Colorado Denver
       Miranda Egger, University of Colorado Denver
       Danizete Martinez, University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus
       Gary Walker, Pikes Peak Community College
3:30 - 3:45 Coffee and Snack Break (AAC 290)
3:45 - 5:00 Keynote Address (AAC 290)
Jessica Enoch, University of Maryland: “Undergraduate Research 2.0: Rhetorical Literacies for the Digital Archive”

  Writing the Range 2014