Grand Rapids Community College is hosting the “Who cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People” 2016 conference on Oct. 5 and 6. There is no registration, and all students are encouraged to attend.
According to the GRCC English department, students will learn valuable skills that will help them in a career or in their personal lives, as well as topics such as journaling, playwriting, editing, and inclusive language.
Organizer Nora Neill stated in a press release from the English department that their hope is that the conference will help students see the connections between composition courses and writing for the real world.
“Writing opens avenues to understanding, and we can come to the page anytime to explore and connect,” Neill added in the press release.
The free sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St. NE.