It's April 30th and I've had only one submission for the Canadian
Roundtable in Atlanta (March 24-27, 1999). Several people have
volunteered to chair the session, but I still need someone to chair the
Canadian Caucus. (I believe it has been the tradition for the Inkshed
Newsletter editors to chair it, but I'm not going to be there, and
Amanda hasn't mentioned yet if she's going. I'm just concerned that I
have a name to submit on the form.)
So, just the refresh your memories, here's what I said in the original
message about this roundtable:
The conference theme is Visible Students/Visible Teachers, and the
Canadian Roundtable will focus on "Teaching Writing Without Comp 101".
Graham Smart (Purdue) and Guy Allen (U.of T.) have offered to help me
vet abstracts and prepare the submission. I would welcome suggestions to
improve the title, but am leaving it as it was suggested at the caucus
session for now. The feeling was that in Canada, many of us teach
writing outside the traditional American freshman comp model, and so we
should explore/share the different ways in which we do that.
I must have the submission postmarked by May 8, or we won't get on the
programme at all. So if you want to present in the roundtable, please
send me a 200-word abstract asap. I also need your institutional
affiliation, mailing address, home and office phone #s, fax, and e-mail.
Just in case you missed the discussion about the multiple sumission
rule, I'll repeat it here. You may chair any session or present in a
workshop, caucus, or SIG, and _still_ be on the program in another
Our roundtable is considered a regular session, so no one may present in
it who is also presenting in another panel, forum, roundtable or
classroom sampler. This means you could chair either the caucus or the
roundtable and still have another speaking role.
So please ensure that we have our Canadian Roundtable. Send your
200-word abstracts today!
Centre for Academic Writing
University of Winnipeg