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Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference

writing eastern kentucky conferenceThe 2013 Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference: Harnessing Creativity and Creative Energy In the Classroom and Out will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, in Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference will offer strands for both writers and for teachers of writing, including:

  • R.D. Hall (Author – DC Comics’ Heroes; American Wasteland- Writing Comics / Graphic Narratives
  • Annie Jones (Award-Winning Author - The Christmas Sisters; The Rt 66 Series) - Writing / Publishing fiction
  • George Eklund (Author - The Island Blade; Each Breath I Cannot Hold) Poetry
  • Dr. Carrie Coaplen (Assistant Professor of English) - Creative Nonfiction
  • Dr. Deanna Mascle (Morehead Writing Project Director) – Writing to Learn
  • Dr. Lee Bessette (Instructor of English) - Strategies for Teaching Writing
  • Jonathan Rovner (Instructor of English) - Persuasive / Argumentative Writing
  • MSU Studio Peer Writers - Studio Program Applications
  • Plus, the 2013 MWP Summer Institute Fellows offering sessions for writers and teachers:
    • Channeling Anger—The Angry Writer(Dustin Grooms, Mason County High School)
    • The Two-Faced Writer:  Writing in Two Voices (Natasha Mora, Botts Elementary School, Menifee County)
    • Finding Your Inner TV Character—Character Writing (Lori Staggs, East Carter Middle School)
    • Hacking the Arts and Humanities and Writing Program Review (Ben Hawkins, East Carter High School)
    • Game-based Classroom Management System(Leslie Workman, Bath County High School)
    • Using Text Dependent Questions to Improve Student Engagement (Leslie Workman, Bath County High School) 
    • Music as Poetry: Engaging the Reluctant Student (Megan Thurman, Lewis County Middle School) -
    • The Research Paper: Not Just for English Teachers (Suzanne Haberak, East Jessamine High School)
    • On-Demand: Taking the Demand Out of On-Demand Writing (Jessi Feltner, Powell County Middle School)
    • Talk Before We Write (Melanie Thompson, Tygart Elementary School, Carter County)
    • Writing Groups from K to 6 (Mallory Howard, Montgomery County Intermediate School, and Michelle Hildebrandt, McBrayer Elementary School, Rowan County)


  • Includes 6 hours professional development credit
  • At door – $50*
  • Advance registration – $40*
  • MWP Fellows & MSU faculty, staff, and students – half price*

*registration fee does NOT include lunch

Click here for the online registration form

Contact d.mascle or r.davison or call (606)783-2426 for more information

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