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About BRAWN

History

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.

Mission

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 FAQs

Meet the Board of Governors

Projects

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.

Events

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”

Keynote:

Suzanne Lane

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Closing Keynote Senior Scholars Panel:

  • Judith Goleman
  • Tom Newkirk
  • Nancy Sommers
  • John Trimbur

More information

Gatherings

  • Tales of the Profession
  • Workshops

Groups

  • Reading Groups
  • Writing Groups

Celebrations

  • Book launches
  • Member of the month

Resources for Writing Instructors

Organizations

Materials

  • Teaching Tips
  • Syllabi

Other Resources

How to get involved

Register

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!)

Follow our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and subscribe to our listserv.

Send us your ideas

If you have an idea for an event and would like to see it come to life, please contact us. We'd love to hear about it.

Participate

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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