The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing was a fantastic experience. I was very grateful to sit in on some very interesting conversations and presentations. Many thanks goes out to the coordinators of the conference, especially Kevin Dvorak, who put the WCHP flyer right in the conference program. Thanks Kevin!
On Sunday morning, the last day of the conference, the WCHP held a workshop for about 25 participants. It was a lot of fun: we talked about the project, brainstormed for ideas, wrote our own original haiku, and shared them at the end.
Together, we brainstormed a not-at-all comprehensive list of what comes to mind when we think of working in a writing center. I am recreating that here as a reference for anyone else who needs a little prompt:
Can we use your phone?
Can I print this here?
Psychology/ calm down.
citations – professor’s own citation
forgot my assignment
It’s due today
I will pick this up later
Hugs Also puns
Take this to the Center
What grade would you give this?
The Ah-ha (not the band)
Prometheus/ white boards
Also, the idea of multimedia and multi-lingual haiku was floated at the workshop. My response was that we want to include as many voices as possible in the project. While we are hoping this will be a printed work, there will be space of some sort for anything you want to include, possibly on a cd/dvd or on an independent website.
That's it for now. Happy haiku-ing!