Come Write With Us

The Morehead Writing Project invites writers from high school and beyond to join us for our Fall writing events planned to bookend the National Writing Project’s Write Out event and the National Day On Writing. MWP will host its 2019 Fall Writing Retreat on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus of Morehead State University – the day before Write Out kicks off. The event is open to all adult writers although teachers will find it especially beneficial. Then on Wednesday, Oct. 30, MWP will host its 2019 Fall Teen Writers Day Out event for high school students and their teachers to bring Kentucky’s participation in Write Out to a close. Members of the Morehead State and MWP communities are invited to attend (contact Dr. Deanna Mascle to RSVP).

Both events connect to the Write Out theme of “Making Stories of People, Place, and Perspectives”:

  • This writing retreat, “A Story Runs Through It: Write What Matters,” is designed to enrich your writing to make your point with activities created to bring joy and structure to your (personal and professional) writing. While crafted to support K-12 teachers as they develop lessons for the new literacy standards, they will support all educators as well as writers. Participants will learn ways to include information, argument, and narrative into braided text through low-stakes writing exercises with high impact; how to select relevant stories; and how and when to embed story, information, and argument into their work. Register today for the Oct. 12 retreat! Admission is $50 but some MWP/MSU folks may be eligible for a discount.
  • Teen Writers Day Out will continue that theme with our Oct. 30 writing prompts centering on “Discovering Our Stories” and drawing inspiration from the sights, sounds, and stories of our region. MSU faculty, staff, and students are invited to come write with us (please RSVP to Dr. Deanna Mascle) and there is still room for a few more schools to join us! The cost per student is $20.

Write Out is intended to encourage us to find inspiration in the stories of our region and our fall writing events located in the heart of Appalachia and the Daniel Boone National Forest offer a wealth of inspiration as reflected in this iconic Appalachian flag designed to celebrate the joy and the pain of our region with the diamond recognizing our rolling hills sheltering a layer of coal that is covered in blood. The 14 stars surrounding the diamond represent the 13 states included in Appalachia and the diaspora. Learn more about the designs on Oh Appalachia.

Come discover your stories with us this October!