MOREHEAD — The 2012 Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference, “Harnessing Creativity and Creative Energy in the Classroom,” will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University.
Featured authors will include: R.D. Hall, DC Comics’ “Heroes and Arcana’s American Wasteland;”George Eklund, “Each Breath I Cannot Hold” and “The Island Blade”;Annie Jones, “The Christmas Sisters and Home to Stay” and author, publisher and radio host Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, “The Porcupine of the Mind”; and publisher of Accents Publishing; host of “Accents,” radio show for literature, art and culture.
The event also will feature plenary sessions in “Poetry slam” and “College and Career Readiness: Easing transitions from elementary to middle to secondary to postsecondary.”
Sessions for teachers will include:
· Integrating peer-driven learning in the writing classroom
· Texting, tweeting, and teaching: Interactive writing
· Utilizing technology effectively in the classroom
· Linking literacy and the common core
Sessions for writers:
· Writing graphic narratives (graphic novels and comic books)
· Informative sessions on getting work published
· Intensive writing sessions
· Craft talks
Six hours professional development credit will be awarded for completing the conference.
Registration is $40 in advance, or $50 the day of the event. MSU undergraduate students will be admitted for half-price. Lunch is not included.
The 2012 Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference is sponsored by the Buckner and Sally S. Hinkle Endowment for Humanities; Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Morehead State University Arts and Humanities Council; Camden-Carroll Library; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and Morehead State Public Radio.
Additional information is available from Deanna Mascle, Morehead Writing Project director, at 606-783-2426 or visit MWP’s website at moreheadwritingproject.org.