Writing Across Communities presents a 2013 Writing the World Symposium, "Cultivating Connections: Writing Across Communities as an Act of Social Wellness," on Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Student Union Building rooms Lobo A&B.; The event is free and open to the public.


9 - 9:50 a.m. Opening Remarks with Juan Guerra: History and Future of Writing Across Communities at UNM

10 - 10:50 a.m. Workshop with Gene Grant and Alicia Maldonado: The Local Dramatist and Social Wellness; Is There Still a Role?

11 - 11:50 a.m. John Crawford and Levi Romero present, "Community Literacies and their Impact on Teaching Writing at UNM

Noon - 12:50 p.m. Keynote Address with Martha Townsend, "A Literacy Spectrum: Football, UNM, and WAC"

1 - 1:50 p.m.Christine Garcia moderates UNM Undergraduate Literacy Narratives

2 - 2:50 p.m. Don McIver moderates The Local Work of Writing Centers and Writing Tutors

3 - 3:50 p.m. Brandon Stam moderates Food Sustainability and Community Writing

This event is sponsored by Chicana Studies, CAPS, College of Arts & Sciences and Student Affairs.

Media Contact: Carolyn Gonzales (505) 277-5920; email: cgonzal@unm.edu