High School Writing Conference

Students from districts across the region attended the first High School Writing Conference in December 2016.  Participants explored writing as a career path, as a conduit for social change, and as a means to tell their stories.

Youth Writing Conference

One Friday each May, hundreds of students in grades 5-8 visit MSU for an event that offers young writers highly engaging opportunities that prove to be challenging and fun. Teacher Consultants lead activities designed to improve, inspire, and ignite middle schoolers’ writing.

Write Across Missouri

The objective of this course is to enhance literacy of undergraduate and graduate students in the context of their geographic place, reading the works, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction of Missouri writers as well as writing in the spaces and places that influenced said writers.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are part of a national recognition program for creative students in grades 7-12. Teens may submit their works in 29 categories of art and writing. Top entries at the regional level—in Missouri and the Kansas City, Kansas, area—will move on to the national stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City.