Community Matters: Supporting Writers Beyond School

Submitted by Web Communications on September 10, 2012

This summer, London hosted the 30th Olympiad to unite the world through sport and healthy competition. The Olympics ensures the spirit of fair play and non-violent athleticism. So, what might this have to do with writing in the 21st century? How important is community to young writers and what can we do to support them?

Bryan Ripley Crandall, Director of the Connecticut Writing Project and Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation, will present: Community Matters: Supporting Writers Beyond School on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the Brooklawn Country Club, 500 Algonquin Road in Fairfield. The presentation and reception, hosted by Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions Advisory Board Member Susan Carroll and the Fairfield University Alumni Association, is part of a series to encourage conversations about education. Crandall, new faculty at Fairfield University, taught in Louisville, Kentucky, for over ten years where he sponsored coffee houses, poetry slams, and a ten-minute play festival with his students. More recently, Crandall was awarded the Syracuse University all-university doctoral prize for outstanding research for his dissertation “A responsibility to speak out: Perspectives on writing from Black African-born male youth with limited or disrupted formal education.” He brings to Connecticut a passion for supporting youth and writing, in- and out-of school.

Seating is limited. R.s.v.p. to www.fairfield.edu/gseapreception by September 12, 2012. For more information, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280.

Tiny URL for this post: http://tinyurl.com/9dtzfra