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Young Writers Conference for High School Students

The UM Writing Project invites students in grades 9-12 and teachers to The University of Mississippi Oxford campus to participate in a day of interactive writing workshops.

When:  November 1, 2019
Where: Jackson Avenue Center
Times:  8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Registration per student or teacher is $25 and includes lunch. Teachers who bring five or more students attend for free. Participants will also receive a notebook, pen, and souvenir bag.

Students will sign up for sessions at registration time. Space is limited to 20 students per session on a first come, first served basis.  Please complete one registration form per student. 

Tentative Agenda

8:00 Registration Opens
8:30 Opening Session
  Strand: Poetry Strand: Writing for an Audience Strand: Writing for Meaning Strand: Creative Text
Session One 9:00-10:00 Revise, Rinse & Repeat: Giving Poetry a Fresh Look What Story Do You Want to Tell? Writing the College Admissions/
Scholarship Essay
Strengthen Your Suitcase! TED Talks for Personal Development Who Is Telling the Story? Developing Point of View
Session Two 10:15 - 11:15 Find the Hidden Meaning: Self Expression Through Blackout Poetry Cut, Paste & Copy Your World: Using Zines to Build Community What Does It Meme? Analyzing & Creating Visual Arguments Bringing Your Story to Life: Scene and Setting
11:15 - 12:00 Lunch
Session Three 12:00 – 1:00 The Words of Your Life: Autobio Poetry Who Might Be Listening: Writing for Podcasts Discovery Drafts: Strategies to Explore and Develop Ideas Flash Fiction I: Writing from Children’s Literature
Session 4
Words from the News: Found Poetry Who Might Be Listening II: Podcast Production Your Life, Your Words: Memoir Writing Flash Fiction II: Creating Moments from Bigger Discussions
2:30-3:00 Author’s Chair