The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Joel Heng Hartse

Simon Fraser University
Senior Lecturer

I'm Joel, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

My work has appeared in publications including the Journal of Second Language Writing, Across the Disciplines, Asian Englishes, Composition Studies, the Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes, and English Today.

I am former co-editor (2010-2015, with Sibo Chen) of the journal Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, Canada's flagship journal of writing studies, current vice president and program chair of CASDW, and its incoming president as of June 1. I'm also the author of several books including Dancing about Architecture is a Reasonable Thing to Do (Cascade Books, 2022), about the meaning and purpose of music criticism.

Honestly though, I'm just somebody who thinks writing is the most important thing in the world, and I always want to learn more about it.