Writing Center

Writing Center Hiring Tutors: Recommendations Welcome

The Writing Center is seeking peer tutors for the 2017-18 academic year, and we would love your input. If any students come to mind as particularly strong candidates, please send your recommendations to Meredith Barrett (mbarrett01@risd.edu), Assistant Director—or feel free to connect us directly. Tutors support peers in developing writing, public speaking, and visual communication […]

Liese’s ‘Social Medium’ at NY Book Fair

Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015, the first major anthology of 21st-century artists’ writings, will debut at the New York Art Book Fair, with preview copies and a panel discussion on 18th September at 3:00 PM. A collection of seventy-five texts by artist-writers from around the world, Social Medium, is edited by Writing Center director Jennifer […]

Writing Center Welcomes Jim Zvi, Assistant Director ELL

The Writing Center is delighted to introduce Jim Zvi, RISD’s new Assistant Director of English Language Learning (ELL). Jim will work as an educator and advocate for RISD’s ELL students and in partnership with faculty to enrich their academic experience. Jim comes to us from Hong Kong Polytech, where he has been teaching ELL students […]

Byrne, Liese, and Schiff Present at SAR Conference on Writing

Mairéad Byrne (Professor, Literary Arts+Studies), Jennifer Liese (Director, Writing Center), and Karen Schiff (Lecturer, Graduate Studies) each presented at the Society for Artistic Research (SAR) annual conference on 28th and 29th April in The Hague. SAR is a Zurich-based non-profit organization that “nurtures, connects and disseminates artistic research as specific practices of creating knowledge and […]

RISD Writing Center Fellows Announced

Congratulations to Hannah Carlson (Lecturer, Apparel Design) and Dalia Linssen (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture), who have been named the RISD Writing Center Faculty Fellows for AY 2016–2017. As the first RISD Writing Center Faculty Fellows, in this pilot year, Carlson and Linssen will develop connections between arts-based research and writing models; humanities-based […]

And Also: Artists and Designers Writing

Artists and designers today are also writing—more often and in more forums than ever before. In this half-day symposium, three editors of artists’ and designers’ writings and three artists and designers who are also writers offer history, theory, readings, reflection, and speculation around distinct forms of dual practice. Friday, October 16, 1 to 5 PM […]

Liese on Art + Speak at CAA

Jennifer Liese (Director, Writing Center) will be presenting at the College Art Association’s annual conference in New York on February 11 at 9:30 AM for a panel titled “Art + Speak: The State of English Language Education in Art Schools.” Her paper, “Global Turn/Multimodal Turn: Language Lessons from Art and Design,” highlights projects by a […]

Artist and writer Mira Schor at the RISD Museum

Mira Schor, “Living Between Visuality, Materiality, and Language” Thursday, October 16, 6:30-8:00 RISD Museum, Danforth Room Artist and writer Mira Schor is the author of the blog A Year of Positive Thinking and the essay collections WET: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture and A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life. Her paintings and writings combine political, […]

Faculty Workshop: Designing and Assessing Multimodal Composition Projects

Faculty Workshop: Designing and Assessing Multimodal Composition Projects October 24, 12-2 PM (lunch will be served) Market House 107 21st century composition is not only linguistic but visual, oral, and digital—often all at once. How can we adapt and expand our writing assignments to meaningfully engage with these multiple literacies? The first half of this session will […]

“It, Me, You, Us” lecture/workshop series

It, Me, You, Us: Close Encounters with Interpretation A series of lectures and workshops exploring varied ways of writing about and engaging with art, with an emphasis on the sensory, the subjective, and the shared. Co-programmed and co-sponsored by the RISD Museum, the RISD Writing Center, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, the Mapping […]