Purchase College Presents The
2019 SUNY Council on Writing Conference:
The Writing of Art/The Art of Writing
November 8-9, 2019

Schedule Overview

Friday, November 8

  • 3:00pm – 4:45pm: Workshop, Teaching Writing Through Art The Neuberger Museum of Art Check-in from 3:00pm – 4:30pm in the  Neuberger lobby
  • 5:30pm – 7:00pm: Dinner and Opening Remarks, Performing Arts Center, Organ Room, Check-in from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the Performing Arts Center, Organ Room Opening Remarks from Interim President of Purchase College Dennis Craig and from President of the SUNY Council on Writing Michael Murphy

Saturday, November 9

  • 8:00 – 8:30- Breakfast and Check-in Humanities Lobby
  • 8:30 – 9:45- Session 1, Humanities Classrooms
  • 10:00 – 11:15- Session 2, Humanities Classrooms
  • 11:30 – 12:30- Roundtables, Humanities Classrooms
  • 12:45 – 1:30- Lunch, Performing Arts Center, Upper Lobby
  • 1:30 – 2:45- Welcome from Provost Barry Pearson, and Keynote Address by Drs. Nathalie Virgintino and Kate Hanzalik Performing Arts Center, Upper Lobby
  • 3:00 – 4:15- Session 3, Humanities Classrooms
  • 4:30 – 5:45- Session 4, Humanities Classrooms
  • 6:00 – 7:00- Reception, Student Services Building, Red Room

Schedule of Sessions and Panels, Saturday, November 9, 2019

Check-in from 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. in the Humanities Lobby
8:00a.m. – 8:30a.m: Check-in and Breakfast (Humanities Lobby)

8:30am – 9:45am: Session 1

Compositions: Models of Composing (Humanities 1039)

  • Rachel Dickstein. Faculty, Theatre and Performance, Purchase College, The Art of Adaptation: Writing in Space, Time and
  • Image, Anthony D’Aries, Faculty, Creative and Professional Writing, Western Connecticut State University, Tuning into Your Characters: Using Music and Playlists as Characterization in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Kelly Lemons, Doctoral Student, Teachers College, Columbia, University and Faculty, Writing and Composition, City College of New York How the I/Eye Writes: Using Methods of Creative Play to Bridge Visual and Written Composing Practices in the College Writing Classroom

Creativity In & Outside of the Academic Space (Humanities 1040)

  • Mary Binninger, Undergraduate, Purchase College, The Importance of Accessible Youth Creative Writing Programs 
  • Robert Fillman. Faculty, English, Kutztown University What Lives Inside Us: Reclaiming Creativity in the Composition Classroom
  • Linda Gelman. Faculty, Conservatory for Theatre Arts, Purchase College Nurturing Creative Instincts

The Business of Art in Writing (Humanities 1041)

  • Kate Kramer, Faculty, Critical Writing, University of Pennsylvania Illustrating Parallels: Strategies for Teaching Business of Art Writing
  • Julian Kreimer, Faculty, Painting & Drawing and Art History, Purchase College Scenes from a Personal History of Taste
  • Allison H. Steinberg, Faculty, Communications, Purchase College, Writing in the Age of Disinformation

Arts-Based Writing Pedagogies (Humanities 1042)

  • Vittoria Rubino, Faculty, English, SUNY Rockland Community College, Arts-Based Writing Pedagogies
  • Peggy Suzuki, Doctoral Student, English, St. John’s University, Word Art Play
  • Beth Campbell, Faculty, Art & Design, Purchase College,“My Potential Future Based on Present Circumstances” Drawings
  • Tara Scarola, Doctoral Student, English, St. John’s University, Arts-Based Research and Writing

Workshop: The Art of Audio: How to Create a Podcast in 60 Minutes (Humanities 1043)

  • Joe Ferraro, Independent Scholar

10:00am – 11:15am: Session 2

SUNY Council on Writing Executive Board Meeting
(Humanities Lecture Hall, 1032)

Engaging Technologies and New Media to Teach Writing (Humanities 1039)

  • Jeffrey L. Jackson, Faculty, English, SUNY Cortland, Using Twitter as Applied Learning in a First-Year Writing Course
  • Gina Sipley, Faculty, Critical Reading and Coordinator of Emerging Educational Technologies, Nassau Community College, E-Portfolios as Digital Storytelling
  • Brennan McKinney Thomas, Faculty, English and Writing Center Director, Saint Francis University, Raised Voices, Reasoned Arguments: Pedagogical Benefits of and Methods for Incorporating Video Essays into First-Year Courses
  • Joelle Mann, Faculty, Writing, SUNY Binghamton University, Listening to Write: The Aural Aesthetics of Sound and Voice Composition

Writing and Student Success (Humanities 1040)

  • Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno, Doctoral Student and TRAC Graduate Assistant, Lehigh University, Staying on TRAC: Radically Student-Centered Tutoring
  • Joshua Lindenbaum, Doctoral Student, English and Creative Writing, SUNY Binghamton and Lecturer, English, SUNY Broome Community College, The Beliefs Students Carry with Them into College About Writing: How Do These Beliefs Interfere with Becoming Effective Writers, and What Beliefs Would Help Students Navigate the Writing Expectations of Higher Ed.?
  • Marie Hannan-Mandel, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, SUNY Corning Let’s Just Do It—Writing in the Classroom

Research-Based Writing as a Creative Process (Humanities 1042)

  • Patricia Medved, Faculty, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Laura Lisabeth, Faculty, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, SUNY,
  • Stony Brook, Languaging In The World: Anti-Racist Strategies In Research Writing
  • Peg Christoff, Faculty, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, SUNY Stony Brook University

Workshop: The Joy of Writing: Using Creative Writing in the First-Year Composition Classroom (Humanities 1043) 

  • Lena Bertone and Kayla Blatchley, Faculty, Communication and Humanities, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Workshop: Open Educational Resources (Humanities 1044)
Michael Daly, SUNY Open Educational Resources
Alyson Indrunas, Lumen Learning
Laura Murray, Lumen Learning

11:30am – 12:45pm: Roundtables

Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) (Humanities 1039)

  • Philip Hall, Playwright, actor
  • Kate Stone Lombardi, Journalist, author
  • Joanna Rotte, Writer, actor, director, teacher

The Oswego State Writing Fellows: Working Toward a Writing-Centered Campus (Humanities 1040)

  • Bob Early, Michael Murphy, Kenneth Nichols, Stephanie Pritchard, and Amanda Trainha Faculty, English and Creative Writing, SUNY Oswego

The Art of Administration: Toward Collaborative, Departmental-Wide Labor-Based Grading Contracts (Humanities 1041)

  • Dana Cadman, Ron Duquesne, Tina Gonzalez, Alysa Hantgan, Robert Mundy, Jacob Suskewicz, Faculty, English and Modern Language Studies, Pace University

The Art of the Story: The MFA Influence in the FYW Classroom (Humanities 1042)

  • David Puretz, Liesl Schwabe, Brian Trimboli, Faculty, Writing, Yeshiva College

 12:45pm – 1:30pm: Lunch (The Performing Arts Center, Upper Lobby)

1:30pm – 2:45pm: Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address (The Performing Arts Center, Upper Lobby)

  • Welcome Remarks by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Barry Pearson
  • Keynote Address by Nathalie Virgintino and Kate Hanzalik, editors of Exquisite Corpse: Studio Art-Based Writing Practices in the Academy (2019)

3:00pm – 4:15pm: Session 3

Alternative Assignments and Approaches (Humanities 1040) 

  • Kristina Fennelly, Faculty, English, Kutztown University, Creating Art in Multi-Modal I – Search Arguments
  • Natalie Szymanski, Faculty, English, Buffalo State College, But How Can We Do That with Freshmen Writers?!: Exploring the Potential of Applied Learning Pedagogies in First-Year Writing Courses
  • Robert Danberg, Faculty, Writing, SUNY Binghamton University, How to Stay Alive in Woods: College Writing and ADHD

Multiplicity: Coordinated Approaches to Address Diverse Community College Learners (Humanities 1041)

  • Elise Martucci, Faculty, English, SUNY Westchester Community College, Teaching Diversity through Fiction: M.M. Bakhtin’s “The Dialogic Imagination” and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story” 
  • Erich Werner, Faculty, English, SUNY Westchester Community College, Ready or Not, Here 101 Comes: Cultivating Positive Writing Mindsets
  • Heather Ostman, Faculty, English, SUNY Westchester Community College, Reflective Practice, Immigrant Narratives, and Curricular Revision

Writing about Trauma and Personal Experience (Humanities 1042)

  • Genevieve Pfeiffer, Faculty, Writing, SUNY Westchester Community College, Writing And Trauma
  • Jihyun Yun, Doctoral Student, English, Fordham University, Reading and Sharing Students’ Autobiographical Texts
  • Mira Zaman, Faculty, English, CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, Re-thinking the Personal Narrative in Composition Through Music, Art, and Dance

The Ethics of Writing Pedagogy (Humanities 1043) 

  • Carissa Halston, Doctoral Student, English, University of Albany What We See When We Read: How to Teach Anti-Racist Practices in Creative Writing Classes
  • Mathilda Cullen, Undergraduate, Purchase College, A Poetics of Empire: Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Difficult Poetry
  • Elizabeth Chen, MA/MFA Student, English and Creative Writing, Chapman University, When Words Are Not Enough: On Multimodal Works That Attempt to Bridge Perspectives

Workshop: Can International STEM Students Embrace the Art in Writing? (Humanities 1044)

  • Kirsten Reitan, Faculty, ESL and English, SUNY University of Buffalo

4:30pm – 5:45pm: Session 4

Intersections of Image and Text: Possibilities in Writing Practices (Humanities 1039)

  • Jane Kromm, Faculty, Art History, Purchase College, Writing about Art and its History
  •  Ellen J. Brooks, Faculty, College Writing, Purchase College, Teaching Nonfiction Writing: An Arts Approach 
  • Warren Lehrer, Faculty, Art+Design, Purchase College, Composing and Teaching Visual Literature
  • Robert Ward, Faculty, English, Brown University, Sensing the Art of Revision

Using Artistic Explorations in the Writing Classroom (Humanities 1041)

  • Peaches Hash, Faculty, English, Appalachian State University, ARTiculation: Arts-Based Curriculum in the Gen. Ed. Composition Classroom
  • Meghan P. Nolan, Faculty, English, Director of the Reading and Writing Center, SUNY  Rockland Community College Embracing Multigenre Identity Work in the Writing Classroom: The Creative Self in Society Project
  • Chris McGunnigle Faculty, English, Seton Hall University The Importance of Bad Drawing in the Composition Classroom

Through the Looking Glass: Students Use Multi-Modal Forms to See New Worlds within their Writing (Humanities 1042)

  • Jim Stafford, Faculty, Writing, Ithaca College
  • Thomas Friedrich, Faculty, English, SUNY Plattsburgh, Toward Autoethnographic Portraiture in the First-Year Composition Classroom: How and Why
  • Richard Aberle, Faculty, English, SUNY Plattsburgh, Writing the Image: Connecting the Verbal to the Visual through Photography in the Composition Classroom

Workshop: Engaging Students in the Art of Writing and Performing the Self: Adventures in Autobiographical Monologues (Humanities 1044)

  • Janis Astor del Valle, Faculty, Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, Purchase College

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Closing Reception (Humanities Lobby)

Attendees are encouraged to follow @sunycow2019 on Twitter and Instagram, and to use the hashtag #sunycow2019 to share experiences, insights, and photographs, from the conference, as well as to arrange carpools to and from the hotel, as needed.

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