CCCC Multimodal Student Writing Showcase

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This blog was originally posted on February 2nd, 2015.

Last year, shortly after I returned from 4Cs in Indianapolis, I wrote Whole Lotta Multimodalin’ Goin’ On about the Bedford/St, Martin’s Multimodal Student Writing Showcase event, which featured presenters from programs of all kinds, from all over the United States.

I ended by saying, “From where I stand, I think it’s safe to say that multimodal writing is alive and well and prospering in writing programs across the country.  No wonder that during the Bedford/St. Martin’s celebration, participants and attendees called for a follow-up celebration of student multimodal writing next year in Tampa – to loud applause.”

One of the many conversations about multimodal student writing at #4C14 in Indianapolis

What a treat to be able to report that there will be a follow-up celebration in Tampa! It will include presenters from Ohio State’s composition program and their MOOC, Nova Southeastern, Metro State in Denver, San Francisco State, and Danielle DeVoss’s students at Michigan State, in addition to work you may have glimpsed in this Multimodal Mondays space from Jeanne Bohannon and Kim Haimes-Korn’s students at Southern Polytechnic State.

The event will take place on Friday, March 20, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in Ballroom B at the Convention Center.

I’ll be there, and I hope to see you there, too!

Many attendees I talked to at last year’s event were hoping to participate in the next showcase. If you’re interested in showing off your students’ hard work in addition to seeing what your colleagues are doing in their programs, contact Karita dos Santos ( at Bedford/St. Martin’s, who tells me that she still has room for a few more projects.

Want to collaborate with Andrea on a Multimodal Monday assignment? Send ideas to for possible inclusion in a future post.

About the Author
Andrea A. Lunsford is the former director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. For Bedford/St. Martin's, she is the author of The St. Martin's Handbook, The Everyday Writer and EasyWriter; The Presence of Others and Everything's an Argument with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters. She has never met a student she didn’t like—and she is excited about the possibilities for writers in the “literacy revolution” brought about by today’s technology. In addition to Andrea’s regular blog posts inspired by her teaching, reading, and traveling, her “Multimodal Mondays” posts offer ideas for introducing low-stakes multimodal assignments to the composition classroom.