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.
|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/
|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|
|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|