Annual Spring Meeting

Pic of Belmont faculty at Peck Series.
Belmont faculty at 2016 Peck Composition Series

Each year, MTSU’s Virginia Peck Composition Series event brings the middle Tennessee community together, specifically by inviting different kinds of institutions (including area secondary school teachers, community college instructors, graduate students, and faculty at four-year institutions, both public and private) to attend a research presentation and workshops led by a leading name in the field.

In 2016, we extended this invitation to the southeastern region, and we changed the schedule to include a WPA Southeast meeting in the afternoon.

Spring 2018 Virginia Peck Composition Series

Please consider joining us on Friday, April 13 for the 2018 Peck Research on Writing Symposium, sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of English. This event has two purposes: 1) to engage writing faculty from area universities and secondary schools in considering timely issues in the research and teaching of writing, and 2) to bring together members of the WPA Midsouth affiliate of the Council of Writing Program Administrators for our annual meeting. This entire event is free, but space is limited, so each individual attendee must reserve a spot in our Google form (linked here).

We are pleased to announce that this year’s invited speaker is Dr. Christine Tulley, Director of the Masters in Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Findlay and author of the forthcoming How Writing Faculty Write. Learn how to purchase her new book.

The Symposium will be held at the Miller Education Center (parking is ample and passes are not required). Thanks to the generosity of W.W. Norton and Bedford/St. Martin’s, light breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees. We do, however, respectfully request that only those certain to attend reply so that we will have an accurate headcount.

Tentative Schedule

8:30-10:00 WPA Midsouth Executive Board Meeting

9:15-10:00 Complimentary breakfast and book fair

10:00-11:00 Dr. Christine Tulley Keynote Address

11:00-12:30 Dr. Christine Tulley Interactive Workshop

12:30-1:45 Complimentary Lunch

1:45-3:00 WPA Midsouth affiliate meeting; Dr. Tony Baker Interactive Workshop

Complimentary reception after

*Those not interested in attending the WPA affiliate meeting are welcome to stay and continue the day’s conversations with other participants or are free to depart after lunch.

We encourage you to forward this message to colleagues who might be interested in these topics. Please respond by Monday, March 12.

Past Meetings