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W39 Writing Studio Workshops
W39A: Mondays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
W39B: Wednesdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm
W39C: Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Anteater Learning Pavilion, Room 3700

Workshops provide extra support on writing and reading for W39 classes. Bring class materials, prompts, drafts, and questions! Led by Writing Specialists from the Writing Center. For more information, contact us at writing-center@uci.edu.

Writing + Wellness Workshops
Thursdays (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10), 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Science Library, Room 193

Writing + Wellness Workshops provide space for students, faculty and staff to relax, reflect and realize wellness at UCI. In our casual, salon-style space, participants consider how we are—or are not—caring for our minds, bodies and communities.

Join us for tea and snacks as we write our way into wellness. Prompts provided each week. BYO Journal.

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International Coffee Hour
Every Friday, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Science Library, Room 193

International Coffee Hour is an opportunity for international and domestic students to engage in conversations, create friendships, share their culture, and to connect with the UCI community in a casual and comfortable environment. International Coffee Hour is a collaboration between the Counseling Center, International Center, and Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication.

Great Debates Workshop series
Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Science Library, Room 193

This workshop series provides students with a unique opportunity to develop skills and ways of thinking about debate, argument, and persuasion in contemporary society. Each expert workshop presenter and facilitator focuses on a particular aspect of debate, from effective listening to considering multiple viewpoints. Join us for an interactive learning experience to help you consider how you might become more persuasive and argue more effectively.

October 17 – “Do Wake the Neighbors: Navigating the Town Hall”
When we speak to public representatives, our words can echo throughout the community. Using examples drawn from UCI student activism, Writing Specialist Courtney Santos offers strategies for tactful and effective public comments and preserving social capital during local debates.

Courtney Santos, Writing Specialist, Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication

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October 31 – “The Death of Halloween: How to Use Narrative History as Argument”
Tracing the genealogy of an idea or cultural practice can be more than an interesting historical exercise: it can be a powerful tool of persuasion. In this workshop we’ll explore the history of Halloween and use that history to build an argument about American social dysfunction. Halloween, like other “carnivals” that transgress the normative order, has long served to vent the steam of cultural conflict. But in the context of “liquid modernity”—which sees the continual denaturing of normative structures and in which transgression becomes ubiquitous—the function of Halloween has atrophied, leaving the steam of conflict to build pressure unabated. Can Halloween still serve a cultural function for an “anti-culture”? If so, what are the implications for campus politics?

Justin Lee, Lecturer

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November 14 – “Beyond Pro and Con: Complexity and Nuance in Argument”
This workshop uses a case study approach to map the topography of argument – situating personal positions among common ones. By tracking an issue to its origin and mapping where we personally first encountered it, participants are encouraged to ask rhetorical questions about how controversial issues are framed for the public, while locating their own assumptions about these common argument positions.

Amber Clontz, Composition Lecturer and Writing Specialist, Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication

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