Middle School Writing Conference

2019 Opening Session Speaker

Join us for the conference on May 10, 2019.

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A special thanks to the Darr Family Foundation for helping to make this possible.

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The Center for Writing in College, Career, and Community (CWCCC)  and the Ozarks Writing Project (OWP) invites students in grades 5-8 to the Missouri State University campus to the eleventh annual Middle School Writing Conference. Students will participate in two interactive writing workshops. Students will also participate in an opening session with Shaun Tomson who is a South African world champion surfer and author of the bestselling Surfer's Code - 12 Simple Lessons for Riding Through Life and the #1 Amazon teen bestseller: The Code - The Power of I Will.


Friday, May 10, 2019
8:45 AM – 2:15 PM


The day will begin with check-in from 8:15-8:45 and an opening session in the PSU Theater. Workshop sessions will be held in Strong Hall, a beautiful four-story building located just off Holland Avenue. It will comfortably hold all our classes, giving attendees the ability to mingle in one central location.


If you are planning on staying in Springfield overnight, there are a few nearby hotel options listed below. 

Hotel Vandivort

University Plaza Hotel 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 


For more information about the event, contact Kara Holland at Holland003@live.missouristate.edu.
For questions about payment, contact Katie Stinnett at KatieStinnett@MissouriState.edu or 417-836-4174.