EWCA conference 2016 – in the (he)art of success(ful) writing

From 7th to 10th july, our team participated in the European Writing Centers Association’s Conference and the foregoing Peer Tutor Day.

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Looking forward to the keynote (foto: Franziska Liebetanz).

This year, the EWCA Conference was hosted by the Writing Center of the University of Łódz (Uniwersytet Łódzki). Łódz is in the middle of Poland and we went with 10 people from our Writing Center team to the conference. On Wednesday, four of us went by train from Frankfurt (Oder) to Łódz, we enjoyed taking a very slow train, seeing the countryside of Poland and having time to talk and relax. Another colleague of us came by car, because she took her baby and boyfriend with her to the conference. One day later the rest of our team came in the evening. We all stayed in a student dorm next to the University building. The student dorm was a typical old building made from prefabricated slabs, with a lot of levels but not much privacy because of a very light construction. However, it was very close to the conference and in convenient distance to town. We enjoyed being there all together.

As Writing Center of the European University Viadrina we have a special connection to our neighbours from Poland. We work at a University which has a strong partnership with the AM University in Poznan, we have many polish students and of course three of our peer tutors are from Poland. Even some of our Writing Center team speak polish or try to speak more or less. So we all were very excited to travel to Poland, to talk to our polish colleagues, to exchange our expertise with Writing Center work and to learn from our Writing Center Colleagues from all over the world. Two of our peer tutors also gave their workshop in polish to share their experiences with Writing Center work in Poland.

During the conference, the elections for the new EWCA board were hold. The new board constists of nine engaged writing center people from all over Europe and the USA. We are happy to announce that the director of our Writing Center, Franziska Liebetanz, will be the organization’s chair for the next two years. We are sure that she and the other board members will continue the great work of the former boards and help to further advance Writing Center work and the close co-operations of the European Writing Center community.

In the following blog entry, some of our team members want to share their impressions from the conference:

Exploring the Writing Center map

At the conference in Łódz, in the center of Poland, most inspiring to me was getting to know tutors with initiatives at the rather „periphery“  of the European Writing Center map.

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A former factory site in the city, now hosting a lot of alternative restaurants and bars (foto: Franziska Liebetanz).

For example, it was stimulating to hear various stories from the Writing Center of Niš, Serbia, with very committed Peer-Tutors in a kind of „start-up“-setting in the process of establishing itself. Writers coming there do not exclusively refer to an academic context, but might (also) discuss their own creative writing or a motivation letter.

Talking to people from Armenia, the Ukraine and Turkey, the importance of (external) institutional support and funding for sustainable Writing Center work became especially visible. It is good to see how the concept of (peer-)tutoring in academic writing can gain ground in academic contexts to which it (hitherto) might seem unfamiliar.

Being hosted in the center of the Polish Writing Center landscape, Michał Żytyniec and I were excited to hold a session in polish about how Writing Center work can find more ground also in Poland. Deriving partly from our experiences, an interesting discussion evolved, with people differently related and engaged in this field: Coming from a secondary school aiming to bridge the gap to universities, from the Law faculty wishing to teach students writing in English, from the Writing Centre in Łódz … We hope that this initial exchange can be a starting point for a network that helps to bring academic writing more to the center of curricula and university environments in Poland and are willing to contribute to this.

(Pascal)

The Pecha Kucha Sessions

A format that seems to be special at EWCA conferences is that of the Pecha Kucha Powerpoint Presentation. Presenters prepare a presentation with 20 slides, with an automatic change of slides every 20 seconds. The slides should show visual images rather than much text. In Łódz we enjoyed three Pecha Kuchas. In the first one, Olesya Shatunova shared her concept of quick and short writing prompt sessions that she uses to enhance the writing fluency of her students at a Japanese university. Simon Freise presented his ideas about tutoring sessions and writing center encounters that are not “normal” and brought this together with the theoretical framework of the sociologist Zygmunt Baumann about ambivalence, asking where the place of diversity in a Writing Center can be. Kelsey Monzka-Boettiger, Nevena Radulovic, Danilo Asanin, Aleksandra Jankvic, Milena Simic and Stevan Dinic introduced their community writing center in Niš, Serbia, in their Pecha Kucha session. This Writing Center is sponsored by the “American corner”, a local branch of a US-American governmental program. It is the only Writing Center in Serbia and is located outside the university, but inviting students from the university. All the tutors work on a volunteer basis. The short and visual format made these brief insights into three very different topics very inspiring and refreshing.

(Katrin)

My favourite workshop

I really enjoyed the many great talks with Writing Center colleagues from all over the world and the beautiful city of Łódz. Moreover, the conference programme, persisting of a lot of presentations and workshops, was very inspiring to me.

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Hexagonal writing (foto: Anne Kirschbaum).

On Saturday, I joined the workshop of Katja Günther and Ingrid Scherübl. The method they introduced was the strategic hexagon: Unlike the research pentagon we often use in our Writing Center, this method aims not mainly at planning texts, but is meant to sharpen ones writing process. It sets one off to think about the limitations that the assignment, the norms to follow, the time, the author and the readers set for ones writing project. After I had done the method during the workshop, it felt less painful to me to decide what my next steps would be with the article I currently work on – and to see, which priorities I want to set while working. I guess it will take me some time to go through my insights again and to put them into practice, but still I feel that I progressed some steps in the right direction.

(Anne)

 

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Exploring the city together with new friends (foto: Dilnaz Alhan).

What belongs into your heart of successful writing?

The EWCA in Łódz touched my heart on several dimensions.

First of all, I enjoyed the lovely and dynamic atmosphere and interactions among all participants with ever-enriching moments, conversations and unexpected happenings. I recognized how easily we can put ourselves into deep talks about our passion concerning our work as well as private things.

Secondly, I was very encouraged to stay stuck to the notion of networking, collaborative work and international tandems, due to the keynote of Brandon Hardy. In order to implement the spirit within our Writing Centers sustainably and all over the surface of the world on a long-term scale, it is essential, that we try to step out of our comfort zones and start thinking processes more outside the box, allowing ourselves to cooperate and work together internationally. I am glad for the respond towards the workshop “International tandem for writing and exchange” my colleague Alyssa and me conducted and all lovely and enthusiastic contributions towards it. It touched my heart to see how the fire of excitement started to spread among the participants of the workshop. Moreover, first blog entries and promises to involve into the project made my heart jumping.

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Our travel-activity (foto: Anne Kirschbaum).

A nice side effect of the conference was the travel together with my lovely team. We had lots of fun playing a famous German game called “Stadt-Land-Fluss” and replacing the standard categories “city”, “country” and “river” with writing center-related ones such as “type of writer” or “equipment of the writing center”. By this, we developed new types of writers and figured out what belongs into the equipment of a writing center and what not. The new type of writer named “The Radish” became popular within our team: The Radish type of writer likes to write tricky and difficult parts of his or her texts at a very first stage of his or her writing. Furthermore, he or she is in love with challenging kinds of phrases and structures of his or her text. This writer is very eloquent both in written and spoken words.

During the whole time of the conference my heart was dug into an ocean of friendship and the warm atmosphere of belonging. I spent very beautiful moments on our balcony in abstract and philosophical conversations with some team members about the power of love and it’s sometimes appearing impossibility, using the metaphor of an elephant to explain. Moreover, I was deeply touched by the amazing grasp of a hidden value catalog within people hearts. I am thankful in eternity for this conference and the nice community.

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Networking at it’s best (foto: Dilnaz Alhan).

“Don’t walk behind me – I may not lead!

Don’t walk in front of me – I may not follow!

Just walk beside me and be my friend!”

(Albert Camus)

(Diana)

 

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Writing Centers in Motion EWCA Conference 2014

Special welcome from Viadrina President Gunter Pleuger for participants from South Africa

Special welcome from Viadrina President Gunter Pleuger for participants from South Africa

Thank you all for this successful conference! It has been a great pleasure and honour to host you here at European University Viadrina on the river Oder, on the German-Polish border right at the heart of Europe. During our conference from July 19th to July 22nd 2014 we could welcome you, over 200 people from 36 nations, to present, discuss and share their thoughts, ideas and opinions about this year’s main motto “Let’s peer across Borders, Writing Centres in motion”. A motto encouraging us to cross all kinds of borders: the borders of our many different home countries, language and cultural borders and not least, the metaphorical borders of the different discourse communities and writing cultures. The motto further involved peering into writing centre work as an idea of collaborative learning: A method situated right in the centre of writing center theory and practice. With a pre-conference peer tutor day, a peer tutor presentation track, workshop track and keynote, we could also gather many peer writing tutors from all over the world and so make the conference a collaborative learning event. Especially our youngest researchers so had the chance to gain some experience at an international conference and to socialise with people from all over the world.
On four days the Campus has been busy as a beehive with writing enthusiast even though subtropical summer temperatures gave us a bit of a hard time. However, as our conference team and our many helpers provided everyone with water and refreshing tissues, no one bothered too much.
Many of you enjoyed the possibility to connect with one another at our idyllic Conference Barbecue at Ziegenwerder, well prepared against cheeky insects. Others joined a trip to explore the city of Frankfurt (Oder) or took part in our history trip to „Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR“ in Eisenhüttenstadt.
We hope you had a great time participating at the conference with the academical programme we provided and the leisure time activities, we offered to give you the possibility to relax in between. We hope that you could share your ideas and visions, got inspired by each other’s research, could enrich your networks and make some new friends.
The only thing left to say regards writing centers increasing importance across the globe, stressed by your many different home countries: A rising interest in our work can make us all proud and encourage our growing community to keep developing. We are strikingly in motion!

Please scroll down for some impressions from the conference our Peer Tutors would like to share with you:

The Contribution of Peer Writing Tutors to the sustained Development of Writing Centers

It was a huge honour for me to present the process and results of my empirical research for my master thesis as a keynote at the EWCA conference 2014. My research was on the subject

Participants could post each other messages in the "conference post office"

Participants could post each other messages in the „conference post office“

of “The Contribution of Peer Writing Tutors to the sustained Development of Writing Centres“ which I conducted from September 2013 till April 2014. I developed a prezi-presentation for the international EWCA 2014 audience focusing on the background information (research questions, aim, hypothesis, and research method), the research process (data collection and analysis) and the results. The presentation is available on request. The German speaking audience can find my master thesis published here: http://opus.kobv.de/euv/volltexte/2014/92/pdf/Masterarbeit_Poloubotko.pdf

I was very moved by the elaborate introduction of Dr. Katrin Girgensohn concerning my five-years work at the writing centre at European University Viadrina and my engagement within the EWCA as a researcher and board member. Moreover was I truly touched and overwhelmed by the positive response to my keynote presentation. The standing ovation still feels like a dream. It was great to have the support from all the peer tutors which I got to know at different (peer tutoring) conferences and during the European Peer Tutor Day 2014. It was really fantastic to be in charge of organising the Peer Tutor Day and a pre-conference event for exchange and networking among peer tutors from writing centres worldwide. (For more information on the Peer Tutor Day please see another blog article.)
Anja Poloubotko

A new Method for collaborative Writing

While we tend to think that it is difficult (or at least challenging) to write a piece of text together, a group of writing tutors from Goethe Universität at Frankfurt (Main) presented an

Keynote speakers Paula Gillespie, Brad Hughes and Harvey Kail

Keynote speakers Paula Gillespie, Brad Hughes and Harvey Kail

interactive workshop to experiment with a new, self-invented method. At first, we brainstormed about what collaborative writing means (for example working on the same text together, rather than writing a chapter each), and reflected on experiences, we may have had. Next, we shifted to the experimental part of the workshop: splitting up in groups of two, we received instructions to write a page of text in any style we would like (news article, diary entry, poem, fairytale…) about how we imagine our ideal writing centre to look like, therefore only using three main ideas. Key to the exercise was the time limit of 30 minutes, during which each pair of authors had to organise themselves around which type of text to write, writing the actual text and editing a final version.
When sharing our texts back in the group, we discussed our experiences and found that this method could come in useful for future collaborative writing projects. We were surprised to find that we were able to get a lot done in the short time provided!
Juliane

 

Short Impression of the Workshop „When Tutor meets Tutor“

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conference participants arriving

Being a Peer Tutor myself, I completely enjoyed taking part in the workshop. The two Workshop leaders started by explaining how the idea for pursuing this topic has come into their minds: At the Writing Center of the European University Viadrina, where both of them are working, it sometimes happened, that no student at all was attending the writing consultation. Hence they decided to use this time to have a tutoring session for and by themselves, i.e. a peer to peer writing consultation. They realised that this could be quite fruitful and interesting so they decided to share their experiences with us. During the Workshop we got together in pairs and had a peer-to-peer- writing consultation on our current writing projects.
In the end we summed up, that this is a really interesting experience due to our different backgrounds and due to the consciousness that we were consulting another peer tutor, who probably knew as much about writing methods and strategies as ourselves. It was different but really helpful!
Maike Tjaden

My Favourite Project

Keynote speaker Swantje Lahm

Keynote speaker Swantje Lahm

From all the interesting and inspiring presentations I listened to during the EWCA conference, there is one project I immediately thought of, when a colleague asked me to write a comment for this blog. The presentations name was „How I Write, Ireland“, a contribution by the University of Limerick in Ireland. It consisted of a series of interviews with prolific Irish writers in which the authors answered questions concerning both their individual writing process in general and the strategies they used to reach a particular writing goal.
The University of Limericks Regional Writing Center provides not only the interviews’ video recordings but further transcripts and possible outlines for a teachers lesson. That way, the interviews can be used as a learning tool by both, staff and students. Further, the Writing Center wishes to collect some data about how teachers use the interviews in their attempts to help improve students writing.
While giving information about the project in their presentation “How I Write, Ireland: Sharing the Experiences, Processes, and Strategies of Prolific Writers“, Lawrence Cleary and Aoife Lenihan were showing some sequences of the interviews. Even if these tiny snippets have only been providing the audience with small insights in the interviewees writing processes, they were really interesting for me. I was surprised to hear from professor Tom Moylan that he – after numerous published works – is still struggling with his role as a writer, feeling that his working-class background keeps him from really belonging to the scientific community he is actually writing for. This made me think of my own experiences as a student and a Peer Tutor: A lot of students feel insecure when discussing their writing projects with their lecturer – a person they expect to know everything, while they consider themselves to know nearly nothing. For this reason some of them choose to dismiss their own ideas and strictly follow the lecturers impulses instead. Doing so, they are disempowering themselves from pursuing their own style and developing new ideas and thoughts. Likewise, a lot of them, at times including myself, consider themselves to write for credit points only instead of writing for an academic audience. They simply feel to young and inexperienced to contribute to the world of science – following these trains of thoughts, a lot of them do not recognise the actual worth of their writing. In my view, this is a pity and I am sure that a lot of ideas get lost due to a lack of self-confidence from student writers. To show them that even their professors face similar problems during the writing process could be one way to improve students confidence with their work and to consider themselves as members of the academic community. At the same time, the project offers them the opportunity to hear about strategies that might help them during their own writing process. To conclude, I really like this project and I think the concept can provide students with a lot of ideas that are worth to think about.
Anne Kirschbaum

Call for Papers: die Konferenz der European Writing Centers Association 2014 an unserem Schreibzentrum

Postkarte EWCA Konfernez 2014 2014 werden wir die Konferenz der European Writing Centers Association an der Viadrina ausrichten. Die Vorbereitungen laufen schon und wir freuen uns sehr auf das Ereignis!

Mittlerweile ist der Call for Papers draußen. Bis Ende November können Vorschläge eingereicht werden. Natürlich wollen wir keineswegs tatsächlich papers im Sinne von abgelesenen Vorträgen. Vielmehr sind wir gespannt auf lebendig vorgetragene Forschungsergebnisse, Konzepte und Ideen. Außerdem möchten wir möglichst viele Workshops anbieten, denn wenn man gemeinsam etwas ausprobiert und erarbeitet lernt man oft am Meisten. Wer Schreibzentren, Events oder Ideen vorstellen möchte kann dies auch in Form von Postern oder Pecha Kucha Sessions tun.

Um das Netzwerken vor Ort zu unterstützen werden wir Raum lassen für Special Interest Groups. Wer sich also zu bestimmten Themen oder auch zu Regionalgruppen mit anderen zusammen tun möchte, kann die SIGs dafür nutzen. Ein Open Space-Format am Ende der Konferenz soll neue Kooperationen anstiften.

Natürlich wird auch der informelle Austausch nicht zu kurz kommen. In guter EWCA-Tradition wird es zum Auftakt nicht nur einen Empfang geben, sondern auch ein kreatives Schreibevent für alle, die Lust haben auf diese Weise neue Leute kennen zu lernen oder alte Bekannte wieder zu treffen. Statt eines Konferenz-Dinners planen wir einen fröhlichen Grillabend auf der Insel Ziegenwerder in der Oder. Und wer zum Abschluss noch etwas Geschichte erfahren möchte, fährt mit uns zum Museum für DDR-Alltagskultur nach Eisenhüttenstadt. Weitgereiste können die Gelegenheit nutzen, um nach der Konferenz eine Polenreise zu machen.

Wir hoffen auf zahlreiche Beiträge! Und obwohl wir auf der Konferenz Englisch miteinander reden werden, freuen wir uns auch auf Beiträge auf Deutsch, Polnisch oder Französisch.

50.000 Wörter in einem Monat?!

Es ist November und das ist traditonell der Monat, in dem sich zigtausende Menschen aus aller Welt der Herausforderung stellen, einen Roman in einem Monat zu schreiben. Der National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo) kann sicherlich als das größte Schreibspiel der Welt bezeichnet werden – und als das erfolgreichste. Davon zeugen nicht nur die vielen Autorinnen und Autoren, deren im November entwickelten Romane mittlerweile von bekannten Verlagshäusern publiziert wurden, sondern davon zeugen auch die vielen, vielen Menschen, die den nanowrimo einfach als Inspirationsmonat und Kreativitätsquelle nutzen. Die von sich sagen wollen: „I am a writer. I write books.“ Und nicht: „I want to write a novel somtime.“

Im Schreibzentrum der Viadrina haben wir den nanowrimo schon öfter zelebriert. So boten wir als nanowrimo-space regelmäßig offenen Schreibraum für alle Viadrina-NovelistInnen. 2008 gab es im Schreibzentrum ein Seminar, in dem 15 Studierende Romane verfassten und 2010 versuchten wir uns sogar gemeinschaftlich an einem Viadrina-Krimi, für den wir mit 14 Leuten einen Plot entwarfen, den wir dann im November aus verschiedenen Perspektiven ausschmückten.

In diesem Jahr versuche ich zum ersten Mal, den nanowrimo als akademischen Schreibmonat zu nutzen. Dieser Versuch hat verschiedene Ursachen. Zum einen hat nanowrimo-Gründer Chris Baty als Keynote-Speaker bei der Konferenz der European Writing Centers Association 2012 einmal mehr gezeigt, dass literarisches und akademisches Schreiben mehr Gemeinsamkeiten als Unterschiede haben, wenn man den Schreibprozess betrachtet. Zum anderen hat das Schreibzentrum der Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main in diesem Jahr den November einfach zum Academic Writing Month erklärt und nutzt den nanowrimo dafür, Studierende und Promovierende in einem Schreibmarathon zu unterstützen. Und dann gibt es auch noch ganz persönliche Gründe: Ich komme momentan noch weniger als sonst zum akademischen Schreiben. Wir etablieren an der Viadrina gerade Peer Tutoring in verschiedensten Bereichen und arbeiten dafür im neu gegründeten Zentrum für Schlüsselkomptenzen (Arbeitstitel) eng mit dem Career Center, dem Zentrum für Interkulturelles Lernen, dem Sprachenzentrum und den Fakultäten zusammen. Das ist ein spannendes Projekt, über das wir demnächst an dieser Stelle mehr berichten werden. Es ist aber auch sehr zeitaufwändig und so lagen die Forschungsergebnisse meines USA-Aufenthalts auf Halde. Das ist schade, denn die 16 von mir geführten Experteninterviews mit Schreibzentrumsleiterinnen und -leitern sind nicht nur bereits transkribiert, sondern auch schon systematisch kodiert. Was nun anstand, war eine intensivere Beschäftigung mit den Daten und ein schriftliches Festhalten meiner Zwischenergebnisse. Die intensivere Beschäftigung läuft bei mir nur über Schreiben – das weiß ich aus früheren Forschungsprojekten. Daher also der Versuch, es mit dem 50.000-Wörter-Limit von nanowrimo zu versuchen, um mir die Zeit dafür bei mir selbst zu stehlen.

Und es funktioniert! Ich vermelde stolze 20.002 Wörter in 11 Tagen, knapp 40 Seiten. Dass es so gut funktioniert liegt auch daran, dass ich Zitate einfügen kann aus meinen Interviews und daran, dass schon viel gedankliche Vorarbeit beim Kodieren gelaufen ist. Ich merke aber auch (mal wieder), dass das schreibende Denken in Gang kommt. Ich stelle Zusammenhänge her und entwickele Ideen, die nicht entstanden wären, wenn ich mich nicht ans schreibende Denken gemacht hätte.

So funktioniert es zur Zeit bei mir: Ich beschreibe die Kategorien, die ich beim Kodieren meiner Daten entwickelt habe. Ich stelle zunächst einfach dar, was ich da aus den Daten entwickelt habe. Durch das Beschreiben entstehen dann neue Einsichten. Darüber hinaus erlaube ich mir, schriftliche Selbstgespräche zu führen. Unter der Überschrift „Forschungsjournal“ schiebe ich Passagen ein, in denen ich darüber reflektiere was ich gerade mache oder wie ich voran komme (oder auch nicht voran komme). Diese Wörter zähle ich mit und das ist gut so, denn meistens entwickele ich dadurch nochmal neue Ideen. Zumindest aber motiviere ich mich zum Weiterschreiben.

Kurzum: Für zumindest einen Monat im Jahr ist der nanowrimo für mich eine Möglichkeit, die Schreibzentrumsarbeit mit dem eigenen Anspruch an kontinuierliches Schreiben zu verbinden. Zur Nachahmung empfohlen – ob literarisch, biografisch oder akademisch!

EWCA 2012 Bulgarien

In der letzten Woche reiste ein großer Teil unseres Teams zur EWCA (European Writing Center Association) Konferenz. Dieses Mal fand sie an der American University in Blagoevgrad in Bulgarien statt.
Wir kamen im sonnigen Sophia an, verbrachten zwei schöne Tage miteinander, um dann mit dem Zug nach Blagoevgrad zu reisen. Wir fieberten der Konferenz entgegen, den vielen Beiträgen, wir freuten uns auf all die Schreibzentrumsleute, die aus Europa, den USA, den Vereinigten Emiraten usw. anreisen würden. Nicht zuletzt freuten wir uns auf die Keynotespeaker, Sarah Haas und ganz besonders auf Chris Baty der vor dreizehn Jahren, den „National Novel Writing Month“ gründete und der mit seinem Projekt jedes Jahr mehr und mehr Menschen begeistert, im November einen Roman zu schreiben.
Seit Jahren nimmt das Team unseres Schreibzentrums an Konferenzen teil. Für uns ist es ein wesentlicher Bestandteil unserer Arbeit, uns regelmäßig fortzubilden und zu vernetzen und somit an der aktuellen Diskussion der Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung teilzuhaben. Darüber hinaus finden wir es wichtig, mit möglichst allen Teammitgliedern zu vereisen und bereits unseren studentischen SchreibtutorInnen die Möglichkeit zu geben, an Konferenzen, den fachlichen Austausch und der Forschung teilzuhaben.

 

    

Es ist außerdem eine schöne Gelegenheit, gemeinsam etwas zu unternehmen, sich außerhalb der Arbeit zu treffen und gemeinsam eine schöne Zeit zu verbringen. Das optimale Teambuilding 😉
In Blagoevgrad wohnten wir in einem familiären, hübschen Hotel. Von hier aus brachen wir jeden Morgen zu zahlreichen Vorträgen und Workshops auf. Wir haben uns dabei auch selbst sehr stark in die Konferenz eingebracht, indem wir Workshops und Vorträge hielten.
Simone Tschirpke und Franziska Liebetanz aus dem Schreibzentrum der Viadrina und Nora Peters (Leibniz Universität Hannover, ZfSK, Schreibwerkstatt, (http://www.zfsk.uni-hannover.de/index.php?id=schreibwerkstatt) haben am Montag einen Workshop zum Publizieren in Fachzeitschriften gegeben. Luise Herkner und Lene Albrecht (Schreibzentrum Viadrina) verzauberten die KonferenzteilnehmerInnen mit ihren Kitchen Stories. In diesem Workshop ging es darum, dass alle TeilnehmerInnen kreativ und schreibend reflektieren, welche Zutaten für eine gelungene Teamarbeit innerhalb eines Schreibzentrums notwendig sind.

Sebastian Schönbeck (Schreibzentrum Viadrina/Masterstudiengang Literaturwissenschaften) hielt gemeinsam mit Matthias Preuss (Masterstudiengang Literaturwissenschaften) einen Vortrag darüber, was Literaten uns über das Schreiben lehren können (Letters and Lectures: What literature Teaches about Writing).

Anja Poloubotko und Simone Tschirpke (Schreibzentrum Viadrina) stellten die Bachelorarbeitsgruppe des Schreibzentrums der Europa- Universität Viadrina innerhalb einer Pecha Kucha Session vor. Was ist eine Pecha Kucha? 20 Folien müssen 400 Sekunden erklärt werden, das bedeutet, für jede Folie haben die Vortragenden 20 Sekunden Zeit. So wird verhindert, dass Vortragende nicht auf den Punkt kommen.
Die AutorInnen des Buches „Zukunftsmodell Schreibberatung. Eine Anleitung zur Begleitung von Schreibenden im Studium“, Franziska Liebetanz, Nora Peters (Leibniz Universität Hannover, ZfSK, Schreibwerkstatt Hannover), Jana Zegenhagen (Lese- und Schreibzentrum der Universität Hildesheim) und Ella Grieshammer (Internationales Schreibzentrum der Georg August Universität Göttingen), stellten ebenfalls in einer Pecha Kucha Session den Entstehungsprozess ihres Buches vor.
Die Konferenz wurde sehr schön abgeschlossen. Hier hatten wir die Gelegenheit die „Lange Nacht der aufgeschobenen Hausarbeiten“ allen vorzustellen und konnten die Schreibzentren aus den USA, Paris, Polen usw. begeistern, ebenfalls an der „Langen Nacht der aufgeschobenen Hausarbeiten“ mitzuwirken.

 

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