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For the second episode of Slow Agency Season 2, we chatted with Dr. Rose Richards, Head of the Writing Lab for Stellenbosch University about the writing center landscape in South Africa. In 2011, she co-edited the book Changing Spaces: Writing Centers and Access to Higher Education and co-authored the introduction titled “Writing Centers as Alternate Pedagogical Spaces”. She’s also contributed to our blog in 2015. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing from our international colleagues. Stay tuned for more next month!

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Rose Richards Quote


Cameron, J. (2021). The listening path: The creative art of attention – A six week artist’s way programme. St. Martin’s.

Clarence, S., & Dison, L. (Eds.) (2019). Writing centres in higher education: Working in and across the disciplines. Sun Press.

Fitzharris, L. (2017). The butchering art: Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine. Macmillan.

Lawrence, B. (2021). At the edge of the desert. Penguin Random House South Africa.

Lowry, E. (2018). Dark water. Riverrun.

Archer, A., & Richards, R. (Eds.) (2011). Changing spaces: Writing centres and access to higher education. Sun Press.

Special issue for Sharifa Daniels: Space, place, and power in South African writing centres.

One Comment

  1. Puleng Sefalane-Nkohla October 19, 2021 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Well spoken Rose. You spoke about SA Writing Centers as if you were talking about your fingers. You really know the 5 big Writing Centers .Lol. You portrayed them as they are, nothing less nothing more extra. Rose your contribution took a significant part. You are the encyclopedia of the Writing Centres. I am so proud of you and I truly enjoyed listening to you.

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Created and hosted by your CWCAB editors, the goal of this podcast is to open up time and space in this productivity-saturated culture to slow down and dialogue with leading thinkers and practitioners in writing studies worldwide. The title of the podcast is inspired by Micciche, L. (2011) For slow agency. Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, 35 (1), 73-90. Our inaugural episode features WLN’s journal editors whose wisdom and hard work make this journal and the blog possible.