Rebecca Harper – “#Real World Writing Instruction: What ESPN, Pinball, and My Mother’s Eulogy Taught Me About Literacy”

Friday, November 16 at Noon (Sturgis Hall)
*Book signing to follow
*In partnership with Arkansas Reading Association

In today’s world, the intersection of home and academic literacies often is non-existent. Yet, individuals practice sophisticated literacy skills on a daily basis. Unfortunately, these are often overlooked in lieu of traditional literacy practices.

As a literacy professor, reading and writing are Rebecca Harper’s areas of expertise, but she learned more from literacy tasks in real life than in courses taken during her doctoral program. Join her for a lecture in real world literacy as she shares what pinball, her mother’s eulogy, and ESPN taught her about literacy and how it transformed literacy practices.

Harper is and assistant professor of literacy in the Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation at Augusta University. She received her Ph.D. in Language and Literacy from the University of South Carolina. She is the author of “Content Area Writing that Rocks (and Works!)”.”

All Clinton School Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Reserve your seats by emailing or by calling (501) 683-5239.

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Date(s) - 11/16/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sturgis Hall