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 interactive writing workshops.
When: January 11, 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: Creativity Abounds||Strand: Nonfiction for Purpose||Strand: Social Action||Strand: Poetry|
|Session One 9:00-10:15||Flash Fiction –Make every word count and tell your micro story in 100 words or less.||Beyond Where I’m From – Take place-based writing to the next level.||This I Believe – Explore and write about the core values that guide your life.||Poetry Unleashed: Creating poems from unexpected sources|
|Session Two 10:30 - 11:45||Casting Call: Creating story-worthy characters||It’s My Life: Memoir writing from the pivot points||Rise Up and Write: Community Assets - Shine a spotlight on the positive. What’s working in your community?||Creating Poetry from Text: Found and Blackout Poetry – Use existing art and literature to create something new|
|11:45 - 1:00||Lunch|
|Session Three 1:00-2:15||Talking about Talking: Creating effective dialogue||Demystifying the College Admission Essay: Figuring out the what to write||Rise Up and Write: Community Challenges - Write to inspire change in your own part of the world||Poetry Out Loud: Write poems to be read aloud|
|2:30-3:00||Author’s Chair and Closing Remarks|