----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Straw" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "CASLL/Inkshed" <[log in to unmask]>; <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 3:27 PM
Subject: Re: Conference
> Just a note to tell you we are listening, and that we would appreciate any
> input to how the conference could be made better next year in Manitoba.
> "Giving more time" to anything will require that we limit the number of
> presentations - but you all know that. It will be our difficult job to
> decide what will be on the program. I don't know if we have turned down
> any proposals in the past. My institutional memory tells me that when
> Inkshed was in Manitoba in 1987, we did turn down a few proposals, but
> primarily because they were late or were related in no way to the
> conference theme.
> Anyway, let us hear what you think about all this. We want to hear your
> stan straw, ph.d.
> professor of language & literacy
> faculty of education
> university of manitoba
> phone: 204-474-9074
> FAX: 204-474-7550
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Russ Hunt" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 12:16 PM
> Subject: Re: Conference
>> Kenna's got this right (no surprises there):
>>> As always, a rich conference which certainly deepened the
>>> questions for me. And thanks again, Jane, for making things run so
>>> smoothly that we didn't notice the distracting noises of any necessary
>> I'd like to add a couple of things: one is thanks to Nan Johnson for
>> the wonderful Sunday morning wrapup session (and to whoever had the
>> idea for her to do it), where, among other things, the phrase
>> "deepening the questions" came up.
>> Another is thanks to Rick Coe for suggesting the second inkshedding
>> after my opening session. For those who weren't there, what happened
>> was that I posed a problem (about writing for others, I thought,
>> though it turned out to have other implications too), and people
>> inkshedded; then we had a discussion in which I asked people to read
>> passages from, or paraphrase, other people's inksheds. As the
>> discussion came toward its time limit, Rick passed me a note
>> suggesting that he wanted to inkshed again -- and that we should edit
>> and publish _those_ inksheds rather than the first set. We did.
>> It seems to me, reflecting on it, to have been a wonderful way to
>> demonstrate the power of inkshedding to focus people's thought, and,
>> as well, to demonstate this inkshedding isn't primarily about
>> expression, about publishing, or about providing feedback: it's
>> primarily a way to structure and deepen a discussion.
>> I'm hoping to find some ways in the next week or so to help those who
>> weren't able to be at White Point to share in the experience: we're
>> editing the inksheds from Nan's wrapup session, and they'll be
>> available on line; I'm excerpting some of the ones from my session,
>> along with a commentary, and I invite anyone else to send me texts
>> related to a presentation or session, or talent night (I've got one
>> poem and a promise of another) that I can put on the Web site.
>> I'd also remind everyone who was there with a camera to send me
>> pictures (either electronically or as prints I can scan).
>> You can check to see what's there already by going to the Inkshed Web
>> site (at http://www.stu.ca/inkshed/ ), clicking on the Inkshed 22
>> link, and clicking on the program: I'm linking things to sessions.
>> There are already links from the sessions to the research reports
>> people sent to be posted in advance of the conference.
>> -- Russ
>> Russell Hunt
>> Department of English
>> St. Thomas University
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