The University of Mississippi Writing Project

2020 Spring Workshops for Young Writers

Write Your Way to College!
A Young Writers Workshop for High School Students

When: January 24, 2020
Where: Jackson Avenue Center 
Times: 8:30 am - 2:15 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.

Space is limited to 50 students per session on a first come, first served basis.  Please complete one registration form per student.  

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Agenda

8:00 Registration Opens
8:30 Opening Session 
Morning Session 9:00-11:15 What Story Do You Want to Tell?
Writing the College Admissions/
Scholarship Essay
11:15-12:00 Lunch
Afternoon Session
12:00-2:15
Your Life, Your Words: 
Resume and Cover Letter
2:00-2:15 Closing Remarks, Evaluations, and Dismiss

Young Writers Conference for Middle School Students

When: January 24, 2020
Where: Jackson Avenue Center 
Times: 8:30 am - 2:15 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.

Download the registration formRegister Online

Agenda

8:15  Registration Opens
8:45 Opening Session
Main Event Room

 

Strand: Writing for Meaning
Auditorium A
Strand: Creative Text
Auditorium B
Strand: Poetry
Auditorium C
Session One
9:00-10:00
Strengthen Your Suitcase! TED Talks for Personal Development How to Start a Great Short Story Revise, Rinse & Repeat: Giving Poetry a Fresh Look
Session Two
10:15-11:15
Cut, Paste & Copy Your World: An Intro to Self-Publishing through Zines Who Is Telling the Story? Developing Point of View Find the Hidden Meaning: Self Expression Through Blackout Poetry
11:15-12:00 Lunch
Main Event Room
Session Three 12:00-1:00 What Does It Meme? Analyzing & Creating Visual Arguments Flash Fiction: Creating Moments from Bigger Discussions The Words of Your Life: Autobio Poetry
Session 4
1:15-2:15
Your Life, Your Words: Memoir Writing Borrowed Poetry: Using Their Words to Generate Your Own Found Poetry: Words in Everyday Spaces
2:30-3:00 Author’s Chair 

Transitioning to College Writing Symposium

An annual symposium for teachers and students of composition, from middle school through university levels.

National Writing Project

The University of Mississippi Writing Project is one of 160 sites of the National Writing Project.