Tag Archives: community

Writing about writing, in community.

By Kristen Shrewsbury Shirley and Talat are back in my office, clicking away on their laptops, processing their thoughts in written English. I love this sound. I love the feeling this evokes in me, the communal effort toward individual creations. We all write what we want, how we want. We write what’s on our minds, […]

The world is only a Skype call away…

By Kristen Shrewsbury Summer consultations have taken a new shape for ELLS this year.  When a few students were heading abroad and taking online JMU classes this May, I was excited to try using Skype and Google docs for consultations.   We set up times to meet via email and then both logged onto Skype […]

Great day in the morning!

by Kristen Shrewsbury Writing – the MWC is a group that brings people together for many reasons and at many stages as writers.  I am consistently surprised about how my students get here and what they want to do.  This morning I am happy to have a native English speaker here, a bilingual student who […]

together again

By Kristen Shrewsbury I check my phone for the time and see a text from Ahmad, “I am running 10 minutes late.”  Rain and late busses don’t touch my good mood: we are writing today.  Pulling up the blog site, checking over the posts from last semester, I find myself grinning and giddy.  I have […]

Reflections on the MWC

By Kristen Shrewsbury Today we have a new writer, Cecilia.  I am happy that the bulk email generated interest in the community, as so many of our writers have graduated recently.  Her arrival has inspired me to reflect on the iterations of this community. The founders in spring 2009 wanted to work on writing by […]