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

The 4th annual Write Now: A One-Day Conference to Engage and Motivate All Writers will be held on December 6, 2019.

Registration will close November 22.

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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 will be Friday, December 6 at Missouri State University. Students will participate in two interactive writing workshops. The conference begins in Plaster Student Union Theater with 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.


$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

An Impactful Experience

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 on December 6. Parking passes are available in the registration form; it is an additional charge of $3. We have lots of volunteers to assist you. It's also Study Day on campus and no classes will be in session; it's a quiet day at MSU. 


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

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