Together, but Apart: Writing, Community and Zoom

Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

This interactive workshop will feature contributions from instructors of a first-year undergraduate scholarly writing course in Land & Food Systems and Forestry. Participants will hear from panelists about their experiences of building a writing community online in order to mitigate social isolation and help meet student learning goals. The session will explore the practice of weekly free-writing over Zoom, the use of discussion boards for weekly writing assignments, the inclusion of non-scholarly activities such as synchronous cooking, and the creation of transformative writing communities through pedagogy that centers process and storytelling. Participants will be guided in a writing activity and invited to reflect on how they can incorporate some of these strategies into their own teaching practice.


  • Lindsay Cuff, Assistant Professor of Teaching (LFS/Forestry)
  • Duffy Roberts, Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)
  • Dr. Candice Rideout, Associate Professor of Teaching (LFS)
  • Sarah-Nelle Jackson, Sessional Lecturer, PhD Candidate in the Department of English
  • Dr. Carellin Brooks, Sessional Lecturer

This event will be hosted on Zoom.