June 5-8: WSU hosts computers and writing gathering

computers-logo-150PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 300 participants are registered for the international Computers and Writing Conference June 5-8, hosted by the Washington State University English Department.

The yearly gathering of scholars interested in the intersections of technology and writing studies will feature workshops, panels, roundtables and keynotes about leading-edge technologies associated with writing instruction and the digital humanities.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the conference, and the conference theme explicitly looks both forward to its future and back to its evolution from a meeting of like-minded technology enthusiasts in writing studies to a critical discussion of the ways that technologies of composing (old and new, from papyrus to 3D printing) affect and are informed by processes of composing and communicating.

Participants will hear featured presentations by three nationally prominent speakers, including WSU’s Kim Christen Withey. Attendees will engage in professional development in half-day and full-day workshops and choose from among more than 90 concurrent sessions.

On-site registration will open Thursday, June 5, in the Smith CUE atrium.

Learn more about the conference at http://siteslab.org/cwcon/2014/.