Young writers sought for program

Young writers sought for program

Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 6:00 pm

The West Tennessee Writing Project (WTWP), sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin, will offer four Young Writers’ Clubhouses across West Tennessee this month and in March.
The program gives third- through eighth-graders a chance to write creatively under the guidance of experienced WTWP teacher-consultants.
“Thanks to the dedicated teacher-leaders of the program, more students are writing in West Tennessee in a variety of genres,” said WTWP director David Carithers. “They have fun while building important literacy skills that will help them in their classrooms and beyond.”
The spring schedule is as follows:
• Feb. 18, UT Martin Ripley Center: “Extra! Extra! Write All About It!” (newspapers in the making)
• Feb. 25, UT Martin (Gooch Hall): “Hunting for Mysteries: A Scavenger Hunt”
• Feb. 25, St. Mary’s Catholic School in Jackson: “Digital Storytelling”
• March 10, UT Martin Parsons Center: “Fantastic Futuristic Fairytales”
Registration is $35 per session or two sessions for $60.
To register, contact the Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies at 881-7082, or online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/youthwriting/writingreg.php.
Limited scholarships are available through the David Brandon Young Writers Scholarship Fund.
For a scholarship application, contact Carithers at dcarithers@utm.edu or call 881-7290. Published in The WCP 2.2.12

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