Participants develop their craft in an intensive workshop experience, exploring a variety of genres and writing strategies. Students get immediate feedback from their peers and from teachers who are practicing writers.
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.
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.
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.