Schedule of events set for Writing Week, April 12-19

The Case Western Reserve University English department and the Center for the Study of Writing  will celebrateWriting Week” with a broad spectrum of writing, from academic to poetry, fiction, journalism, media writing and scientific communication. From April 12 to 19, CWRU will welcome speakers to discuss and present their work, including the following featured events:

AT&T’s Cold War Modernism

On Monday, April 15, the Edward S. & Melinda Melton Sadar Lecture in Writing in the Disciplines will begin with a reception at 4 p.m. and continue with a lecture at 4:30 p.m. in the 1914 Lounge of the Thwing Center.

Mark Wollaeger, professor of English at Vanderbilt University, will present the lecture titled “AT&T’s Cold War Modernism: Narrating the Liberal Arts in Times of Crisis.” In his talk, he will assess the place of liberal arts in American society by returning to a 1950s executive training program in the humanities run jointly by AT&T and the University of Pennsylvania.

Poetry Reading

On Thursday, April 18, Sarah Gridley, assistant professor of English at CWRU, will read selections from her new poetry book, Loom. The reading will begin at 6 p.m. in Guilford Parlor.

Gaming for a Classroom (R)evolution

Also on April 18, Anastasia Salter, assistant professor of science, information arts and technologies at the University of Baltimore, will present the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities lecture, titled “Gaming for a Classroom (R)evolution: Transforming Learning through Play.” At 6 p.m. in Clark Hall 206, Salter will discuss how new technologies have driven changes to the traditional classroom and lecture hall.

Salter’s presentation is the first event of THATCamp Games 2013, presented by the Baker-Nord Center. Registration is required. Call Maggie Kaminski at 216.368.2242 or for more information. 

Celebration of Student Writing

Finally, on Friday, April 19, the “Celebration of Student Writing” will take place at noon in Adelbert Gymnasium. The celebration is a university-wide showcase of student writing projects. It encourages students to present and display their research and writing in formats other than word-processed letters and lines on the printed page. 

For the entire Writing Week schedule, visit For more information, call 216.368.6924 or visit