Write Now: A One-Day Conference to Engage and Motivate All Writers

Thank you to everyone who was a part of Write Now! We had such a great time and can't wait for next year's conference.

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The 4th annual Write Now: A One-Day Conference to Engage and Motivate All Writers (formerly known as the High School Writing Conference) for grades 9-University took place Friday, December 6 at Missouri State University. Students participated in two interactive writing workshops and enjoyed an opening session with Shaun Tomson, 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.


$50 per student – includes lunch, MSU notebook, pen, and bag. Teachers who bring four or more students attend for free and go home with classroom-ready plans for all the sessions.

2019 Schedule

December 6 is Study Day on campus; classes will not be in session. We will be doing quite a bit of walking, please dress appropriately. The two 75-minute workshops will be held in Strong Hall and Glass Hall. 

Time Description
8:15-8:30 Check-in
8:30-10:30 Opening session with World Champion surfer and bestselling author Shaun Tomson
10:50-11:50 Session One
12:00-12:50 Lunch
1:05-2:05 Session Two
2:05-2:15 Reflection & Dismissal


Can I come without my teacher? 

Although we encourage you to attend with your teacher and classmates, it is possible for you to attend alone.  Just indicate that you will be attending on your own on the registration form, and give us your email address so that information can be sent directly to you. You will get detailed information about parking and check-in. Parking passes are available, for an additional $3, on the registration form. We have lots of volunteers to assist you. It's also Study Day on campus so no classes will be in session.


For more information, contact Katie Stinnett at KatieStinnett@MissouriState.edu.

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