Laura Giovanelli

Laura Giovanelli

Associate Teaching Professor, Writing


Office: 104 Reynolda Hall 

Phone: 336-758-5687



MFA, NC State University

BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Areas of Interest

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Rhetoric and Composition/First-Year Writing

Creative Writing

Science Writing 

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

WRI 111: Writing Home: Writing About Where We Come From

WRI 111: Writing Together: Writing as a Conversation 

WRI 210: Academic Research and Writing 

WRI 212: The Art of the Essay

WRI 320: Writing In and About Science

Selected Publications

“How to Talk About Copyright So Kids Will Listen, and How to Listen About Copyright So Kids Will Talk: an Assignment at the Intersection of Multimodal Writing and Intellectual Property.” With Molly Keener. In Grace Veach (Ed.), Information Literacy and Writing Studies, Vol. 2: Information Literacy and Upper Division Writing. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press (under contract). Projected publication 2019.

The Size of a Memory, the Size of a Heart.” Full Grown People: The Other Awkward Age. Projected publication 2017. 

“Strong Writing and Writers Don’t Need Revision.” In Drew M. Loewe & Cheryl E. Ball (Eds.), Bad Ideas About Writing. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Libraries. 2017.

“Why I Kneaded to Learn to Make My Family’s Pie.” Washington Post. 2015, Nov. 29. 

“On Being a Writing Teacher Struggling With Writer’s Block.” Washington Post. 2015, June 8. 


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