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.
The Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network provides free and local professional development and learning opportunities to college writing instructors. There are no membership requirements, but please 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.
The 10th Annual BRAWN Summer Institute
Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 2021 — Online
In recognition of this extraordinary year, our 10th anniversary theme is
“Writing for Resilience”
“Rhetoric, Writing, and Resilience: Reflections on a Long Year and a Short Decade”
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Scholars Panel:
- Judith Goleman
- Tom Newkirk
- Nancy Sommers
- John Trimbur
Antiracist Pedagogy Discussion:
- Dr. Melissa Pearson
- Prof. Neal Lerner
- Tales of the Profession
- Reading Groups
- Writing Groups
- Book launches
- Member of the month
Resources for Writing Instructors
- Teaching Tips
How to get involved
Register on this site and provide some contact info so we can keep in touch about events and opportunities. (We'll never share your info without your permission!)
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Our events are free and open to all instructors and students of college writing. Please join us! Information about upcoming events is here.
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