On Friday, April 26 the University of Illinois-Chicago is hosting Composition Matters, a symposium with a lineup of composition scholars so great it rivals the ’95-’96 Bulls roster. Furthermore, it’s completely free and open to the public: you only have to register in advance. Email grey.robin2[at]gmail.com to register.
Some names that particularly stick out for me include Gerald Graff of They Say/I Say fame, portfolio and assessment expert Kathleen Blake Yancey, and Bruce Horner, whose work on the politics of English language education is very interesting. Of course, this is only a sampling. Check out the flyer below, and don’t forget to register!