Creative Writing Camp for High School Students Sept. 29
Teachers, school administrators, and other educators are invited to nominate talented high school students for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Creative Writers’ Camp,” to be held Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. The Dakota Writing Project (DWP), a local teachers' organization affiliated with the National Writing Project, and the Vermillion Literary Project (VLP), an award-winning student organization, are hosting the one-day camp.
The camp, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., includes workshops on comic book narratives, memoir writing, point of view in fiction, screenwriting, poetry, revision, performance, and poetry slams, to be followed by a public reading and mini-poetry slam in Farber Hall.
The early registration fee (postmark September 14, 2012) is $50; the regular registration fee is $60. Participants enjoy a day of workshops and receive a camp t-shirt, lunch, refreshments during breaks, and a copy of the VLP magazine. Reduced-fee scholarships based on financial need are available; email dwp-AT-usd-DOT-edu for information. Enrollment is limited, so nominated students are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The registration form, camp schedule, and additional information are available online at http://tinyurl.com/dwpsacamp or http://connect.nwp.org/dakota-writing-project/p/8.
Vermillion Writing Marathon April 21
Vermillion Writing Marathon SATURDAY, April 21, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Muenster University Writing Center, room 216, University of South Dakota: Get in a writing groove! Write with other writers in small groups while exploring Vermillion. We start out in MUC 216 on the USD campus and move to other parts of Vermillion, rain or shine. Bring tools with which to write (pen, paper, and/or laptop computer); bring cash in case your group stops at a coffee shop or café. Wear comfortable walking shoes and/or be prepared to drive; dress appropriately for the weather. This event is free and open to the general public. Marathon conducted by Michelle Rogge Gannon, Writing Center Director and Dakota Writing Project Director. Co-sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council, the Writing Center, and the Dakota Writing Project.
Creative Writing Camp for high school students Sept. 25
Educators can nominate talented high school students for the Sorcerer's Apprentice Creative Writing Camp, scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2010. The registration deadline is September 15. This camp is sponsored by the Dakota Writing Project and the Vermillion Literary Project, two organizations affiliated with the University of South Dakota English Department. For more information, visit http://orgs.usd.edu/dwp/camp .
Dakota Writing Project to Host Holocaust Institute August 1-6, 2010
The Dakota Writing Project, a non-profit teachers' organization affiliated with the University of South Dakota English Department and the National Writing Project, is hosting the Dakota Writing Project 2010 Holocaust Institute August 1-6, 2010, with follow-up online discussions and an additional face-to-face meeting on November 6, 2010. Educators from around the state and region are attending this important institute.
Using identity as a central theme, the institute will focus on the resilience of the Jewish and Native American communities when confronted with traumatic events such as the Holocaust and the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. Middle school and high school teachers at this institute will explore these issues and develop unit plans that can be brought back to their classrooms. This institute is intended to help teachers and their students appreciate the importance of tolerance, acceptance, and respect of all cultures while recognizing the unique challenges that our state faces. Educators who attend the Institute will receive free books and other teaching materials, thanks in part to support from the Holocaust Educators Network.
The Institute will culminate with a session on Saturday, November 6, 2010, with visitor Deborah Batiste from the Anti-Defamation League.
For more information, visit http://orgs.usd.edu/dwp/holocaust .
Teachers, apply for Dakota Writing Project Institute
Teachers who teach at any grade level (kindergarten through college) and in any discipline (math, science, English, social studies, and so on) are invited to apply for the Dakota Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute. It is possible to earn up to six hours of free graduate credit with the Dakota Writing Project while exploring effective 21st-century strategies for teaching writing. See details at http://orgs.usd.edu/dwp/invitation.htm .
The Dakota Writing Project is a non-profit, federally funded teachers' organization affiliated with the National Writing Project and the University of South Dakota.