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June 2017

Teaching of Argument

June 12 - June 29
Andrews Hall, 625 N 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 United States
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JUNE 12 - JUNE 29 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM ANDREWS HALL, UNL CITY CAMPUS Grant supported institute for teachers of grades 4-12, for 3 UNL graduate credits in English or Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. Past participation in a NeWP Summer or Rural Institute is required. Institute expects teachers will commit to trying National Writing Project’s 4 cycles of argument writing in 2017-18 classes. Institute activities include: exploration of public, personal, and academic argument writing; hands-on experience writing arguments…

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Young Writers Camp

June 12 - June 23
Andrews Hall, 625 N 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 United States
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Monday through Friday, 10am - 1 pm Young Writers Camp (YWC) is a two-week long program for students  in grades 9-12, who consider themselves aspiring writers: song writers, slam poets, short story writers, playwrights, mystery writers, rhyme spinners… any kind of writer at all! In addition to attending camp and working with accomplished writers in the community, you will: Work one-on-one with a writing mentor Have your work collected in a YWC Anthology Give a public reading of your work…

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Agate Writer’s Workshop

June 17 - June 19
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 301 River Rd
Harrison, 69346
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This year's Agate Writer's Workshop will be July 17-19th at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.  We will explore the Women of the West with focus on the women scientists, paleontologists and homesteaders that built the communities and resources in Western Nebraska.  Please join this unique event by registering at https://goo.gl/yGfG8C and extend the invitation to interested educators from other disciplines.  See the attached flier for more details.

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I Love to Write

June 19 - June 23
Animal Science Building, 3865 Fair St
Lincoln, NE 68503 United States
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June 19-23, 2017 Animal Science Building, University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus Two sessions to choose from: 9:00 am - 11:00 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm The I Love to Write summer writing workshop provides a place for students who have just finished 2nd through 5th grade to write in a supportive environment amongst their peers. The workshop content is designed to focus on different genres of writing and helps students build on their writing strengths, offering additional ways…

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I Love to Write2

June 19 - June 23
Animal Science Building, 3865 Fair St
Lincoln, NE 68503 United States
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June 19-23, 2017 2:00 - 4:00 pm Animal Science Building, University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus The I Love to Write2 summer writing workshop provides a place for students who have just completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade to write in a supportive environment amongst their peers. Like I Love to Write, the workshop content is designed to focus on different genres of writing and helps students build on their writing strengths, offering additional ways to expand their growth as a…

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We Love to Write

June 19 - June 23
Agricultural Hall, 3550 East Campus Loop S
Lincoln, NE 68503 United States
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June 19-23, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 pm Agriculture Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus The We Love to Write summer writing workshop provides a place for families to come together to write. Families can choose to write individual stories, a collective story, poems, family histories, plays with parts for family members, poetry, fictional stories, the possibilities are endless. This workshop is intended for at least one adult member (parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle, etc.) and accompanying youth writers that have at least one member…

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July 2017

Summer Writing Retreat 2017

July 12 - July 14
St. Benedict Center, 1126 Rd I
Schuyler, NE 68661 United States
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$250
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The Nebraska Writing Project’s Summer Writing Retreat supports the development of personal, professional and creative writing. The structure of this retreat is designed to accommodate writers at any level in their development and offers small group supportive structure as well as one-to-one facilitator feedback. This writing retreat will focus on developing writing intended for professional audiences, publications as well as personal use. Such publication opportunities might include but not limited to submissions to NWP publications such as The Voice or…

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September 2017

Platte River State Writing Marathon

September 8 - September 10
Platte River State Park

Spend the weekend with fellow NeWP teachers at Platte River State Park, located between Lincoln and Omaha on I-80. For more information including schedules and accomodations, visit our Platte River Writing Retreats page. To reserve your spot, email Diana Weis (dweis@cox.net).

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NeWP UnConference

September 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Platte River State Park

The NeWP UnConference, an open-space conference designed on the spot, is open to NeWP TCs, fellow friends, current and preservice educators. Pancakes and breakfast food will be provided. Bring your thoughts, ideas, and questions for the morning. The UnConference will begin at 9:30 am on September 9th in the Chokecherry Cabins. To reserve your spot, email Diana Weis (dweis@cox.net).

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Platte River Writing Marathon

September 9 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Platte River State Park

In conjunction with the Platte River Writing Retreat, the Fall Writing Marathon starts with lunch at 11:30 am at Platte River State Park’s Owen Landing (bring a picnic or buy something from the concession stand). We will launch the writing marathon around 12:00 pm from the dock. Enjoy writing in the park’s beautiful, rustic setting and wrap up your day with snacks and a read-around at our NeWP Chokecherry Cabins starting at 3:30 and wrapping up around 4:00. You’re welcome…

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