For additional information, contact the department office at 260-481-6841, or drop by the Liberal Arts Building, room 145 during regular office hours.
Visiting Writers Series
The IPFW Visiting Writers Series brings 3-4 writers to Fort Wayne annually. Some readings are held on the IPFW campus, while others are held at Fort Wayne Cinema Center or Weisser Park Center. Since 1992, the series has brought approximately 80 writers of various genres, including poetry, essays, short stories, and novels.
Michael Martone James Grabill Sharon Klander Michael Bugeja
Judith Johnson Bill Tremblay
Spring 1992 – Spring 1994
John Bradley Alice Friman Ray Gonzalez Judith Johnson Jack Matthews Pat Mora Sharon Stark Gladys Swann John Vernon Gordon Weaver
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Trip
This is an annual spring event hosted by Dr. Michael Stapleton. Details may be obtained by calling the Division of Continuing Studies at 481-6619.
About the instructor
Dr. Michael Stapleton is IPFW's Chapman Distinguished Professor of English. He teaches courses in early modern literature and culture, including Shakespeare. He has published four books, and is currently editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare Julius Caesar. He is also Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English and Linguistics.
Dr. Michael Stapleton Department of English & Linguistics 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 firstname.lastname@example.org 260-481-6841
Appleseed Writing Project
IPFW's Appleseed Writing Project is IPFW's ongoing professional development program designed to assist K-16 teachers in all disciplines to teach and assess writing. Since 2003, AWP has been sponsored by the Department of English & Linguistics and the College of Education and Public Policy.
All 200 National Writing Project (NWP) sites across the country have been funded through the U.S. Department of Education. They each work in partnership with area school districts to offer high-quality professional development programs for educators. The philosophy of the NWP is that "teachers make the best teachers of other teachers." Therefore, their goal is to build a cadre of excellent teachers who will share their expertise with their colleagues and take back to their classrooms sound teaching and writing practice to enhance student learning and success.
The goals of the National Writing Project are:
Improve student writing and learning in kindergarten through university classrooms
Extend the uses of writing in all disciplines
Provide schools, colleges, and universities with an effective professional development model
Identify, celebrate, and enhance the professional role of successful classroom teachers (From the National Writing Project, 2003 Annual Report)
All NWP sites conduct an Invitational Summer Institute where best practices in writing and the teaching of writing are the focus. Each fellow presents a demonstration of a successful teaching approach, participates in writing groups to share and respond to one another's writing, and discusses applications of current research and curricular movements in writing and writing assessment. By the conclusion of the program, participants are prepared to serve as teacher leaders in their local schools, and to make additional professional contributions to writing instruction.
Appleseed also offers summer youth writing camps and can deliver workshops and in-services to area K-12 schools. It also hosts an annual fall teaching conference where AWP Teacher Consultants are featured in presentations that focus on writing and the teaching of writing.
For more information about the National Writing Project, visit their website at www.ipfw.edu/awp or contact the following: