The Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in collaboration with the Department of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas are hosting a composition conference on Friday, March 7, 2014, to open conversations on the teaching of composition. The theme of this year’s regional composition conference is exploring the intersections where students, teachers, administrators, and the community meet.

The crossroads of composition offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and writing in and for the public. The conference will serve as a platform for sharing pedagogies, engaging in curricular conversations, and learning from best practices. Using the Writing Program Administrators Outcomes Statement as the center of praxis, the conference aspires to bring local educators and administrators together.


Attend the conference on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Ledbetter Assembly Hall in UALR’s Donaghey Student Center. See local information for parking information and campus and building maps.


Participate in the conversation about composition from theoretical underpinnings, curricular redesigns, teaching with technology, and issues of student and teacher identity. The conversation strives to encompass the teaching of composition across locations, from high school concurrent and AP classrooms to two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. This regional conference brings together administrators and teachers of writing to collaboratively share pedagogical strategies and explore teaching philosophies.

Attend sessions that explore ways to navigate the crossroads of composition. Interact with the keynote speaker Dr. Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University, as she speaks on the topic “What is Writing and How Should We Teach It?”


On-site registration will be available at the conference site the day of the conference. Online registration is now closed.