Dana Driscoll, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Vetter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Mary Stewart, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
WRITING SPACES is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses. Each volume in the Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing series contains peer-reviewed collections of essays about writing—all composed by teachers for students—with each book available for download for free under a Creative Commons license from the Writing Spaces website and the WAC Clearinghouse and in low-cost printed versions from Parlor Press.
Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing, much like the model made famous by Wendy Bishop’s "The Subject Is . . ." series. In each chapter, a rich variety of authors will present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers will invite students to join in the larger conversation about developing nearly every aspect of their craft. Consequently, each essay will function as a standalone text which will easily complement other selected readings in writing or writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level. Thus with your submissions and the publication of subsequent volumes of essays, the Writing Spaces website will become a large library of student-centered instructional essays on writing for all across our field to use in the composition classroom.
Submission and Contact Information
Queries should be directed to the series editors via the Writing Spaces website:
Books in the Series
- Writing Spaces, Volume 3 (full text, PDF). Download individual chapters here.
- Writing Spaces, Volume 2 (full text, PDF). Download individual chapters here.
- Writing Spaces, Volume 1 (full text, PDF). Download individual chapters here.
About the Series Editors
Dr. Dana Driscoll is Associate Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches in the Composition and Applied Linguistics graduate program. While at Purdue, she served as the Purdue OWL’s Coordinator and Technical Coordinator. Her scholarly interests include composition pedagogy, writing centers, writing transfer and writerly development, research methodologies, writing across the curriculum, and assessment. Her work has appeared in journals such as Writing Program Administration, Assessing Writing, Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, Writing Center Journal, and Teaching and Learning Inquiry. Her co-authored work with Sherry Wynn Perdue won the International Writing Center Association’s 2012 Outstanding Article of the Year Award. She has served on the CCCC Executive Board, CCCC Research Impact Award Committee, and on numerous editorial boards.
Dr. Matthew Vetter is Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and affiliate faculty in the Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD Program. A scholar in writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities, his research explores how technologies shape writing and writing pedagogy. Vetter’s work has appeared in College English, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition Online, the Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, Harlot, Technoculture, Pedagogy, Hybrid Pedagogy, and publications sponsored by the Wiki Education Foundation. Vetter also serves as an Associate Editor at Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. For more information on his work, check out Matt's digital portfolio.
Dr. Mary Stewart is Associate Professor and the General Education Writing Coordinator for the Literature & Writing Studies Department at California State University San Marcos. Her research focuses on collaborative learning, online writing instruction, and writing program assessment and administration. Her work has appeared in journals such as Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, The Internet and Higher Education, Kairos, and Journal of Response to Writing. For more information, visit her website.