Writing for Change

Writing for Change

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Women's Writing Pilgrimage


This project, begun in 2010, led by Georgia Rhoades, Mary Anne Maier, Christine Dave, Jill Smith, Anne Wright, and Julie Kraus, is in its eighth year of focused monthly meetings for community women writers. Each year, WWP presents its work in a performance of writing, song, and movement, directed by Mary Anne Maier. For information about joining the group, email Julie Karaus at karausje@appstate.edu.  We have explored themes of pilgrimage, healing, and challenge, producing writing for performance and community.

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

WAC Writing Cafe

The Writing Cafe Retreat is designed to allow faculty and community members a place and dedicated time to write on projects. Retreats include workshops, writing time, and manuscript sharing. For more information about WAC's Writing Cafe, contact Georgia Rhoades.

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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)

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