We Return to ODU’s Campus in Spring 2023!

Since 1980, the English Department at Old Dominion University has hosted the annual Spring Conference on the Teaching of Writing, bringing together secondary and two-year and four-year post-secondary teachers of writing from the Hampton Roads area and beyond.

In spring 2023, we are excited to return to Old Dominion University’s campus in Norfolk, Virginia, for our 44th year. We will host a two-day in-person conference on March 23 and 24, 2023, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST each day.

We are proud of our long history of bringing important scholars of writing to our local audience, and we hope you will save the date and consider joining us in Norfolk in March 2023. Over the two days of this conference, we will have featured speakers and workshops of interest to writing teachers at all levels. We plan to continue our tradition of discussing radically inclusive teaching practices. We will share our theme and CFP early in the fall 2022 semester. In the meantime, please explore our archive of previous themes and speakers.

2022 Keynote Speaker April Baker-Bell:
Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy (address) and From Theory to Praxis: Antiracist Black Language Pedagogy + Writing (workshop)
2021 Featured Speaker Christina Cedillo:
Making Room for the ‘Multiverse’: Building Classrooms with Access for All in Mind
2020 Keynote Asao Inoue:
What Does it Mean to Advance Equity, Access, and Justice for All in White Supremacist Systems? (address) and Equitable and Accessible Antiracist Writing Assessments (workshop)