Archive of Past Events

2020

Friday, November 6, 2020

IWT Writer as Reader Workshops  - Online

We are excited to announce that both the October 2 and November 6 Bard College IWT Writer as Reader Workshops will be held online.

Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that inspire students to read more carefully, to grasp the meaning in more complex texts, and to infer meaning from what they read. These workshops invite secondary and college teachers to consider “writing to read” as a central classroom practice, one that shows rather than tells students how writing clarifies the meaning of texts. Working with diverse writing-to-read strategies, workshop participants discover what they bring to the text, what is apparent in the text, what is inferred, and what questions the text poses.

As always, the lineup includes sessions on novels, poetry, nonfiction, historical documents, STEM texts, and other media. Each workshop will highlight writing-to-read strategies that foster close reading and help readers develop an appreciation for the connections between different but related texts.

1. Re-reading Toni Morrison: Black Feminism, Labor, and Love
2. “Ocular Proof”: Reading Othello in an Age of Mass Incarceration
3. The Place of the Writer in the “Widening Gyre”: Things Fall Apart and Unbowed: A Memoir
4. Citizens in Dark Times: Writing Politics in Persepolis and The Federalist Papers
5. Finding Words for the Art of Lying: Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire”
6. Too-True Horrors: Cultural Fears in the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson
7. Hester Reimagined: The Scarlet Letter and “In the Blood”
8. Retooling the Epic Hero: How Much of These Hills is Gold and The Phantom Pain
9. Poetry of the Unsayable: M. NourbeSe Philip’s “Zong!” and T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”
10. Writing into Life: The Woman Warrior and The Poet X Olin Humanities Building 
Friday, October 2, 2020

IWT Writer as Reader Workshops - Online

We are excited to announce that both the October 2 and November 6 Bard College IWT Writer as Reader Workshops will be held online.

Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that inspire students to read more carefully, to grasp the meaning in more complex texts, and to infer meaning from what they read. These workshops invite secondary and college teachers to consider “writing to read” as a central classroom practice, one that shows rather than tells students how writing clarifies the meaning of texts. Working with diverse writing-to-read strategies, workshop participants discover what they bring to the text, what is apparent in the text, what is inferred, and what questions the text poses.

1. Double Consciousness in Today’s America: Americanah as Social Science
2. Shakespeare on Stage and Page:
3. The Sonnet: Shakespeare, Contemporary Sonneteers, and the Development of Form
4. Memory, Inheritance, and the Social Construction of Self: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and “The Things They Carried” 
5. COVID-19 and the U.S. Elections: Making Sense of an Epidemic via 2020 Communications
6. “I sell the shadow to support the substance”: Knowing and Learning in The Narrative of
Sojourner Truth
and The House of Mirth
7. The Scarlet Letter in the Age of “Me Too”
8. Advocating Upheaval: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Jane Addams
9. The Least Dangerous Branch: the Supreme Court, Voting Rights, and Gun Control Olin Humanities Building 
Friday, July 10, 2020

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

The Bard Card College IWT July workshops offer teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of writing-based teaching and its application in the classroom. Together, teachers explore how to make these practices their own—how to reimagine writing prompts, work with new readings, and integrate collaborative learning into classrooms of all sizes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IWT will not be running the July Weeklong Workshops on Bard College campus this year. While we are disappointed not to be able to convene in person, we are pleased to announce that, for the first time, participants can attend our July Workshops online. Online workshops will run in an abbreviated form, from Monday July 6–Friday July 10, from 9am-12pm each day. Workshops will involve some asynchronous out-of-class reading and writing. IWT will also be offering online workshops scheduled specifically for international time zones.

On Tuesday evening, July 7, participants can tune in for a public reading by Samantha Hunt. Samantha Hunt’s collection of stories, The Dark Dark (FSG) was voted a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, and The Chicago Review of Books. She is the author of three novels, Mr. Splitfoot, The Invention of Everything Else, and The Seas. She is a recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction.  She teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
The workshops that will be offered online are listed below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about which workshop to choose.

Writing & Thinking (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm Central European Summer Time)
Inquiry into Essay (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines (9am-12pm EDT)
Thinking Historically Through Writing (9am-12pm EDT)
Creative Nonfiction (9am-12pm EDT) Website 
Thursday, July 9, 2020

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

The Bard Card College IWT July workshops offer teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of writing-based teaching and its application in the classroom. Together, teachers explore how to make these practices their own—how to reimagine writing prompts, work with new readings, and integrate collaborative learning into classrooms of all sizes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IWT will not be running the July Weeklong Workshops on Bard College campus this year. While we are disappointed not to be able to convene in person, we are pleased to announce that, for the first time, participants can attend our July Workshops online. Online workshops will run in an abbreviated form, from Monday July 6–Friday July 10, from 9am-12pm each day. Workshops will involve some asynchronous out-of-class reading and writing. IWT will also be offering online workshops scheduled specifically for international time zones.

On Tuesday evening, July 7, participants can tune in for a public reading by Samantha Hunt. Samantha Hunt’s collection of stories, The Dark Dark (FSG) was voted a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, and The Chicago Review of Books. She is the author of three novels, Mr. Splitfoot, The Invention of Everything Else, and The Seas. She is a recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction.  She teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
The workshops that will be offered online are listed below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about which workshop to choose.

Writing & Thinking (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm Central European Summer Time)
Inquiry into Essay (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines (9am-12pm EDT)
Thinking Historically Through Writing (9am-12pm EDT)
Creative Nonfiction (9am-12pm EDT) Website 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

The Bard Card College IWT July workshops offer teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of writing-based teaching and its application in the classroom. Together, teachers explore how to make these practices their own—how to reimagine writing prompts, work with new readings, and integrate collaborative learning into classrooms of all sizes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IWT will not be running the July Weeklong Workshops on Bard College campus this year. While we are disappointed not to be able to convene in person, we are pleased to announce that, for the first time, participants can attend our July Workshops online. Online workshops will run in an abbreviated form, from Monday July 6–Friday July 10, from 9am-12pm each day. Workshops will involve some asynchronous out-of-class reading and writing. IWT will also be offering online workshops scheduled specifically for international time zones.

On Tuesday evening, July 7, participants can tune in for a public reading by Samantha Hunt. Samantha Hunt’s collection of stories, The Dark Dark (FSG) was voted a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, and The Chicago Review of Books. She is the author of three novels, Mr. Splitfoot, The Invention of Everything Else, and The Seas. She is a recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction.  She teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
The workshops that will be offered online are listed below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about which workshop to choose.

Writing & Thinking (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm Central European Summer Time)
Inquiry into Essay (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines (9am-12pm EDT)
Thinking Historically Through Writing (9am-12pm EDT)
Creative Nonfiction (9am-12pm EDT) Website 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

The Bard Card College IWT July workshops offer teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of writing-based teaching and its application in the classroom. Together, teachers explore how to make these practices their own—how to reimagine writing prompts, work with new readings, and integrate collaborative learning into classrooms of all sizes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IWT will not be running the July Weeklong Workshops on Bard College campus this year. While we are disappointed not to be able to convene in person, we are pleased to announce that, for the first time, participants can attend our July Workshops online. Online workshops will run in an abbreviated form, from Monday July 6–Friday July 10, from 9am-12pm each day. Workshops will involve some asynchronous out-of-class reading and writing. IWT will also be offering online workshops scheduled specifically for international time zones.

On Tuesday evening, July 7, participants can tune in for a public reading by Samantha Hunt. Samantha Hunt’s collection of stories, The Dark Dark (FSG) was voted a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, and The Chicago Review of Books. She is the author of three novels, Mr. Splitfoot, The Invention of Everything Else, and The Seas. She is a recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction.  She teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
The workshops that will be offered online are listed below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about which workshop to choose.

Writing & Thinking (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm Central European Summer Time)
Inquiry into Essay (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines (9am-12pm EDT)
Thinking Historically Through Writing (9am-12pm EDT)
Creative Nonfiction (9am-12pm EDT) Website 
Monday, July 6, 2020

IWT July Weeklong Workshops

The Bard Card College IWT July workshops offer teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of writing-based teaching and its application in the classroom. Together, teachers explore how to make these practices their own—how to reimagine writing prompts, work with new readings, and integrate collaborative learning into classrooms of all sizes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IWT will not be running the July Weeklong Workshops on Bard College campus this year. While we are disappointed not to be able to convene in person, we are pleased to announce that, for the first time, participants can attend our July Workshops online. Online workshops will run in an abbreviated form, from Monday July 6–Friday July 10, from 9am-12pm each day. Workshops will involve some asynchronous out-of-class reading and writing. IWT will also be offering online workshops scheduled specifically for international time zones.

On Tuesday evening, July 7, participants can tune in for a public reading by Samantha Hunt. Samantha Hunt’s collection of stories, The Dark Dark (FSG) was voted a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, and The Chicago Review of Books. She is the author of three novels, Mr. Splitfoot, The Invention of Everything Else, and The Seas. She is a recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction.  She teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
The workshops that will be offered online are listed below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about which workshop to choose.

Writing & Thinking (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn (9am-12pm Central European Summer Time)
Inquiry into Essay (9am-12pm EDT)
Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines (9am-12pm EDT)
Thinking Historically Through Writing (9am-12pm EDT)
Creative Nonfiction (9am-12pm EDT) Website 
Monday, March 9, 2020

IWT On the Road in Berkeley

The Institute for Writing and Thinking's foundational workshops offer practical guidance in teaching strategies that make writing a central classroom practice. These workshops explore hands-on practices that develop critical thinking and inquiry and deepen student's awareness of their own learning.

Intensive daylong workshops, including Writing and Thinking, Writing to Learn, Thinking Historically through Writing, Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines, and Inquiry into the Essay will introduce participants to a variety of IWT's core teaching practices.

Regular Registration: $575/ Early Bird Registration: $500 (Early Bird deadline is February 9, 2020).
Group Discount: $517.50/ Early Bird Group Discount: $450

For workshops descriptions and information about how to register, visit writingandthinking.org Berkeley at Maybeck High School 
Friday, February 14, 2020

IWT On the Road in NYC

The Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking's foundational workshops offer practical guidance in teaching strategies that make writing a central classroom practice. These workshops explore hands-on practices that develop critical thinking and inquiry and deepen student's awareness of their own learning.

Intensive daylong workshops, including Writing and Thinking, Writing to Learn, Thinking Historically through Writing, and Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines will introduce participants to a variety of IWT's core teaching practices.

Regular Registration: $575/ Early Bird Registration: $500 (Early Bird deadline is January 14, 2020).
Group Discount: $517.50/ Early Bird Group Discount: $450

For workshops descriptions and information about how to register, visit writingandthinking.org New York City at Hewitt School 
Friday, January 24, 2020

IWT On the Road in Chicago

The Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking's foundational workshops offer practical guidance in teaching strategies that make writing a central classroom practice. These workshops explore hands-on practices that develop critical thinking and inquiry and deepen student's awareness of their own learning.

Intensive daylong workshops, including Writing and Thinking, Writing to Learn, Thinking Historically through Writing, and Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines will introduce participants to a variety of IWT's core teaching practices.

Regular Registration: $575/ Early Bird Registration: $500 (Early Bird deadline is December 20, 2019).
Group Discount: $517.50/ Early Bird Group Discount: $450

For workshops descriptions and information about how to register, visit writingandthinking.org Chicago at Francis W. Parker School