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Women's Writing Pilgrimage


This project, led by Elizabeth West, Georgia Rhoades, Mary Anne Maier, Christine Dave, Lisa Redman, and Jill Smith, is in its fifth year of focused monthly meetings for community women writers. Each spring, WWP presents its work in a performance of writing, song, and movement, directed by Mary Anne Maier. For information about joining the group, email C.C. Hendricks at hendrickscr@appstate.edu.  We have explored themes of pilgrimage, healing, and kindness, producing writing for performance and community.

For more information about WWP and this year's workshop calendar, please click here.

WAC's Writing Cafe

The Writing Cafe Retreat is designed to allow faculty a place and dedicated time to write on projects they need to make time for.  You can register to attend our retreat on Oct. 7, 2016 on our website beginning on Oct. 1.  We provide tea and coffee, lunch, and lead you through a series of helpful workshops while also allowing you time to write.  For more information about WAC's Writing Cafe, please click here. 

Writing in the Real World

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In 2012, working with the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Appalachian State University, Planning Consultant Lisa Redman accrued information about writing in the real world from various local, regional, and national businesses by engaging in interviews, emails, and discussions. The purpose of this research was to provide educators and students with insight into the specific kinds of writing that employers look for when hiring new employees. After the results of the survey were analyzed, Redman identified several recurrent themes in the responses. For example, an overarching theme of criticism is that employees do not spend quality time with their writing, and that they tend to use fragmented language or “text speak” when relaying information. We hope this research will illuminate and encourage our students to practice their written and verbal communication.

For more information about the methodology and results of Lisa's research, please click here. 







Contact Us

For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Appalachian State University
253 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033

(828) 262-2075 (office)
(828) 262-2032 (fax)

For more information about WAC

Vertical Writing Model

RC 2001 Resources

WAC Film

Community College Support

Web Resources

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