University of New Hampshire | Durham, NH | April 1, 2023

Keynote Speaker
Clarissa Walker
Rhode Island College
“Story Culture Live: Black American Story Spaces as Models of Actionable Antiracism Work”

Clarissa J. Walker, PhD directs the Rhode Island College Writing Center and is an instructor for the college’s First Year Writing program. Her research suggests African American storycraft as a framework for actionable anti-racism work, curriculum development, and programming. She is interested in writing center pedagogies that employ multimodal storytelling and the taxonomies of story in student writing, an interest born from her 10-plus years in print journalism. She has led professional development workshops at the Duke University TWP Writing Studio, curriculum development workshops in rhetoric and composition at the University of Rhode Island, and was recently a presenter for the OWCA (Online Writing Center Association) speaker series. To build public engagement, Clarissa bridges her scholarship with multiple “grassroots” communities as the host of the Story Culture Live podcast, which launched in July 2022.


Day at a Glance & Session Schedule

Parking Informaton

Designated NEWCA parking will be at the campus Lot A. The address is:

15 Gables Way
Durham NH, 03824

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