CASLL/Inkshed Newsletter Archives: 1982-2015

The Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning (Inkshed) helped create a community of Canadian writing teachers and researchers. From 1982 to 2015, its conferences, online discussions, newsletters and book publications reflected the development of writing studies as an academic field in Canadian universities.

On April 10, 2017, a message from Brock MacDonald with the subject line “Farewell to Inkshed” appeared in the CASLL-L listserv outlining the decision to wind up CASLL as an association. Read the whole message here, along with an outpouring of responses to it. 

  • Inkshed Publications remains active as a book publisher, with its own website.
  • The CASLL-L listserv is also still operational. Its archives are searchable by name or topic.

CASDW-ACR has graciously provided online space for archiving all of the Inkshed Newsletters, along with other notable material from the Inkshed website, including a selection of conference photos. 

First Inkshed Newsletters:

Inaugural Issue (September 1982) to Volume 12, #5 (June 1994)

The Middle Years: 

Volume 13, #1 (October 1994) to Volume 25, #2 (Winter 2009)

The Online Years: 

2009 to 2015

Other Inkshed Documents:  

CASLL Constitution, “What is Inkshedding?”, reports from website and listserv

Inkshed Conference Photos: 

List of the 30 Inkshed conferences, a selection of photos