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Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program Offers Teacher Workshops in Creative Reading and Writing for the Classroom

Contact: Vicki Mayk

Wilkes University’s graduate creative writing program will offer two summer workshops for teachers interested in engaging and encouraging student reading and writing in a variety of genres.

Creative Reading and Writing for the Classroom I will focus on fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. The workshop will be offered on Thursday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. A second workshop will be offered on Thursday, July 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will focus on screenwriting and playwriting.

Both workshops will be offered on the Wilkes University campus, and the cost for each workshop is $667 (for one graduate credit) or $150 (for non-credit).

The workshops will focus on different writing genres, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting and are designed to provide practical strategies for teaching writing and helping teachers refine their own critical reading responses and writing skills.

Each of the workshops will provide one graduate credit (30 hours) of continuing professional education credit or non-credit required by Act 48 of the Professional Education Record Management System.

The workshops were designed from researching the best practices used by educators who focus on facilitating teachers how to teach. For those teachers interested in taking both workshops, there will be an online hybrid course linking practical applications, portfolio evaluations and peer review. By taking both workshops with the hybrid online course, three graduate credits may be earned.

Dawn Leas, associate director and Bonnie Culver, program director and co-founder of the Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing program, as well as Jaclyn Fowler, managing editor of Etruscan Press will lead the workshops. For more information or to register, please contact Joyce Anzalone at 570-408-4547. 

Published On: 4/24/2014
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