2017 Workshop

9:00am – 12:30pm, Wednesday, 3/15, in Portland Ballroom 251

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

HASHTAGS: #4C17 & #MW04

SCHEDULE:

9:00am – Opening remarks and introductions

9:15 – Maker’s Faire

10:45 – Break

11:00 – Roundtable discussion on DIY circulation and curation, including archiving, preservation, and curation
Resource: zine librarian code of ethics

  • Audrey Eschright (open source advocate, and community organizer, and publisher of the feminist hacker zine The Recompiler)
  • Amelia Abreu (runs UX Night School, a free skool of sorts and a self-described systems geek)
  • Cathy Camper (zine librarian from PDX and all around mind-blowing writer/artist)
  • Frank Farmer (University of Kansas)
  • Kelly McElroy (Oregon State University)
  • Patrick Williams (Syracuse University)
  • Danielle Koupf (Wichita State University)

12:00pm – Pedagogy brainstorm & discussion

12:15 – Closing remarks and ideas for 4C18 in Kansas City

Optional afternoon site visit TBA

GOALS:

  • To promote DIY as a powerful and relevant mode of production for local publics like Portland,
  • To develop a faithfully complicated understanding of the affordances and limits of the rhetorical work of DIY,
  • To use DIY/craft for composition and composition pedagogy, and
  • To learn from DIYers and curators about circulating and preserving this work.

CO-CHAIRS:

  • Jason Luther (Syracuse University)
  • Frank Farmer (University of Kansas)
  • Marilee Brooks-Gillies (Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis)
  • Steven Hammer (Saint Joseph’s University)
  • Danielle Koupf (Wichita State University)
  • Kelly McElroy (Oregon State University)
  • Chelsea Murdock (University of Kansas, Lawrence)
  • Kristi Prins (Cal Poly Pomona)
  • Martha Webber (California State University, Fullerton)
  • Patrick Williams (Syracuse University)

2015 Workshop

9:00am – 12:30pm, Wednesday, 3/18, in Portland Ballroom 251

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

HASHTAGS: #4C15 & #MW02

SCHEDULE:

9-10am — Introductory remarks, Q&A with guests from the Tampa Zine Fest and Tampa Free Skool
10-11:45am — Maker’s Faire (with coffee break) 
Three half-hour sessions — pick tables you’d like to join for each session (links are to handout drafts):
11:45-12:30pm — Pedagogy discussion  (45 min)
  • Small group discussion and brainstorming on this GoogleDoc
  • Full group sharing and discussion

GOALS:

  • To promote an awareness of DIY and its relevance to our changing understandings of what a text is, and to reveal why any new understanding of composition must acknowledge how making and writing are inseparably linked practices;
  • To show how DIY is both a critique of and an alternative to, received assumptions about what counts as legitimate publication;
  • To reveal why DIY production serves a democratic function — in our classrooms and in our communities.

CO-CHAIRS:

  • Frank Farmer (University of Kansas)
  • Jason Luther (Syracuse University)
  • Martha Webber (California State University Fullerton)
  • Chelsea Murdock (University of Kansas, Lawrence)
  • Kristi Prins (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • Patrick Williams (Syracuse University)

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