By Miranda Campbell – Collegiate Staff
The 4th annual “Who Cares? Why Bother?” writing conference will be held in the Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College today and Thursday.
The conference is designed to portray what writing looks like outside of a two-year college and in the professional world. Throughout the course of the two days, 19 different workshops, are planned, each lasting about 45 minutes with a group of guest speakers.
Each seminar has a different focus, some of the conversations will revolve around what writing looks like at a four-year college while others delve into writing about art and activism. There is even a workshop titled “Bringing Writing to Life…in Biology.” Because of the variety of techniques and content held in these lectures, a diverse audience of various interests is sure to find a seminar to suit their needs.
“I want students to bring a renewed enthusiasm back to their writing courses…and I want them to be inspired by the successful panelist that they are going to see,” said Rachel Lutwick-Deaner, assistant english professor at GRCC.
Speakers will be taking questions and comments at the end of each seminar. Students and teachers alike are encouraged to participate in these conversations. For a descriptive list of workshops, speakers, and times visit grcc.edu/whocareswhybother.