Middle School Writing Conference

Thank you to everyone who participated last year - we hope to see you all again next spring!

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

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have asked those planning events of 10 or more people in the next eight weeks to reschedule or cancel those gatherings due to the impact of coronavirus.

With the health of students, teachers, community and staff in mind, the Ozarks Writing Project and Center for Writing in College, Career and Community at Missouri State University will cancel the Middle School Writing Conference on Friday, May 8, 2020. Those who have already registered and paid will be reimbursed. If you have questions, please email Sydney Brinkmann at CWCCC@MissouriState.edu.

We look forward to resuming our conference schedule in the future. Ideally, students in grades 5-8 will be invited to attend the thirteenth annual Middle School Writing Conference on the Missouri State University campus next spring. In addition to an opening session, students will attend three interactive writing workshops.


Friday, May 7, 2021


The day will begin with check-in and an opening session in the PSU Theater. Workshop sessions will be held in Strong Hall and Glass Hall.


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


Contact Katie Stinnett at KatieStinnett@MissouriState.edu or 417-836-4174.