Young Writers Conference
13 November 2015 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boling University Center
This one-day conference, designed for students in grades 9-12, offers a series of writing workshops taught by UT-Martin faculty and visiting author Dana Carpenter (http://www.danachambleecarpenter.com). Students can attend workshops in writing poetry, fiction, songwriting, and writing in different academic disciplines. Other events include a luncheon, a reading by Dana Carpenter from her new novel Bohemian Gospel (Parnasus Books 2015), and an open mic reading for students who wish to share their own work. Throughout the day students will have the opportunity to create pieces of writing, to connect with other young writers from the region, and to learn from professional writers, authors, and teachers.
The conference registration fee of $12 for students and $20 for teachers includes all workshops, luncheon, and keynote reading. The conference is open to outstanding students recommended by their teachers on the basis of academic achievement and artistic promise.
This year teachers have the opportunity to earn 6 hours toward Continuing Education Units by attending faculty development workshops being offered through the West Tennessee Writing Project and the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Education.
As in past years, we do ask that recommending teachers follow their school policies in arranging for parent/guardian permissions for students who will be attending the conference.
The conference is sponsored by the UT Martin Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages.
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