The 2015 Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference is planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University.
This will be the seventh year the conference, geared toward both writers and teachers of writing, will celebrate the written word in Eastern Kentucky.
Organized by the Morehead Writing Project, a National Writing Project site, the conference will include plenary sessions focused on writing to open and close the conference along with four additional time slots offering a choice of sessions focused on either writing or teaching writing.
Morehead Writing Project Site Director Deanna Mascle said the goal of the National Writing Project is to improve the teaching of writing and that work begins by focusing on the teacher as a writer. “The Morehead Writing Project interprets that goal by celebrating writing in our community as well as in our classrooms and that is why we offer programs that serve writers of all ages.”
Those programs include Global Graffiti Summer Writing Camps for younger writers, Teen Writers Day Out sessions in Fall and Spring, and the annual WEKY Conference as well as Weekend Writing Retreats in Fall and Spring for adult writers.
“We encourage all writers, whether or not they are in the classroom, to come out and celebrate writing with us on Nov. 7. It is a powerful experience to spend the day writing with other writers.”