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Blake Carter re-appointed as 2022-23 Graduate Student Writing Mentor

Sun. Oct. 30, 2022

Graduate Student Wr riting Mentor Blake Carter. He is standing in front of a leafy tree, wearing a grey t-shirt. He is smiling and his arms are crossed.The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased announce the return of Blake Carter as the Graduate Student Writing Mentor for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Blake received a BA in English Literature from The University of Winnipeg before doing his MA in English Literature at Brock University. Black also teaches Academic Writing (RHET 1105) in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at The University of Winnipeg.

We recently checked in with Blake to learn about his research and what he has planned as the 2022-23 Graduate Student Writing Mentor.

Can you tell us bit about what graduate program you’re enrolled in and your research interests?

I am an English Literature Master of Arts student enrolled in a Text/Community/Discourse program. I specialize in speculative fiction, and am writing my thesis on N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy and the ecocritical, decolonial narratives contained therein.

Can you describe your role as the Graduate Student Writing Mentor?

As the Graduate Student Writing Mentor, I will be running workshops periodically throughout the Fall and Winter term that cover a variety of writing topics. In addition to these workshops, I am also available for one-on-one tutoring sessions where I can work with you at any stage of the writing process.

Can you tell as a bit about the upcoming Writing Effective Proposals workshop on November 16?

For the Writing Effective Proposals workshop, we will discuss rhetorical approaches to proposal writing, look at some examples, and examine different methods so that your proposals will be the best they can be!

What are your priorities going forward in this new role and what are you looking forward to the most?

I am looking forward to meeting more of the grad students and beginning to connect with my peers here at the U of W. Graduate studies can be a highly rewarding experience filled with opportunities for both personal and academic growth, but if you're not careful, it can often become a rather solitary existence. Moving forward throughout the academic year, I hope that I am able to offer my assistance to all graduate students with any writing concerns that you may have. The simple act of reading through your work with another human being is surprisingly helpful to both your writing and your mental health, so please do not hesitate to reach out and chat about your writing.

How can students contact you?

To book a tutoring session, discuss an upcoming workshop, or just chat about the writing process, feel free to shoot me an email at blake22carter@gmail.com.

Thank you Blake, and welcome back!

For more information regarding 2022-23 programming, visit: Graduate Student Workshops.