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About the Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network

History and Mission


In June of 2011, approximately twenty Boston-area writing program administrators and scholars convened to create a new professional organization: BRAWN, the Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network.
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The Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network is committed to providing free and local professional development and learning opportunities to college writing instructors. There are no membership requirements for attending, but please be sure to register for events that require it.

BRAWN supports a listserv, regular professional events and social gatherings, and the BRAWN Summer Institute, held annually in May. BRAWN is currently in the process of registering as a 503(b) non-profit organization.

Steering Committee

Cinthia Gannett

Cinthia Gannett

President
University of New Hampshire
Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Treasurer
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Kristi Girdharry

Kristi Girdharry

Secretary
Johnson and Wales University
Matt Parfitt

Matt Parfitt

Communications
Boston University
Ashley Harris

Ashley Harris Paul

Bunker Hill Community College
Suzanne Lane

Suzanne Lane

M. I. T.
Josh Lederman

Josh Lederman

Brandeis University
Paula Mathieu

Paula Mathieu

Boston College
Cecelia Musselman

Cecelia Musselman

Northeastern University

Events

Gatherings


  • Tales of the Profession
  • Workshops

Groups


  • Reading Groups
  • Writing Groups

Summer Institute


June 7-8, 2019, Boston College. Apply now!
More information.

Calendar

Resources

  • Materials

  • Teaching Tips
  • Syllabi
  • Other Resources

  • Mentors
  • Photo Gallery
  • BRAWN works
  • Listserv
  • Get involved in BRAWN

    BRAWN is made up entirely of volunteers and we welcome the participation of college writing instructors in the Boston region of all ranks and all types of institution. All BRAWN events are free of charge. There are many ways to get involved:


    Attend an event.
    See the calendar for upcoming events. Events are free of charge, but be sure to register if necessary.
    Organize a new event or help organize an upcoming one.
    Send us a message through the contact form or email us.
    We look forward to hearing from you!
    Join a reading group or writing group.
    Check the calendar, or contact the reading group coordinator to get details about upcoming meetings.
    Start a new group.
    Send us a message through the contact form or email us.
    We look forward to hearing from you!
    Participate in the BRAWN Summer Institute.
    The Summer Institute is a free two-day series of workshops and lectures.
    Application is required.
    Click here for additional information.
    Suggest a new event or program (and help organize it!)
    Send us a message through the contact form or email us.
    We look forward to hearing from you!

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