Posts Tagged ‘Writing Center’

Writing Center Now Center for Arts & Language

The Writing Center is now the Center for Arts & Language (or “A&L” for short). This change reflects growth in our mission and the variety of services we offer. We invite you to: – Visit our website to learn more about our range of academic support services, and please spread the word to students. – See our For Faculty tab for information on all […]

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 (, Assistant Director—or feel free to connect us directly. Tutors support peers in developing writing, public speaking, and visual communication […]

Workshop: Faculty Conversation on Teaching Writing, 04/26/17 RSVP

The Writing Center and the Dean of Faculty hope you will join a:   Faculty Conversation on Teaching and Learning Writing around Art and Design Wednesday, April 26, 4:30-7:30 PM Old Library (CB 521) Please RSVP to by the morning of Friday, April 21.   Program: 4:30-5:00 Introduction Hannah Carlson and Dalia Linssen, Writing Center Faculty Fellows […]

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 […]

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 […]

RISD Writing Center updates

Hello RISD faculty, The RISD Writing Center has a few important updates. Please read on so you can do two things: help us spread the word to students; and work together with us to prepare students to “communicate in multiple ways with acuity and clarity” (as President Somerson said so well in her Commencement speech). […]