Young Writers’ Clubhouses ready to go for 2010-2011

All dates and locations have been finalized for the Young Writers’ Clubhouse series for 3rd-8th graders, 2010-2011.  Memphis has been added to the list this year!

You can register online here: http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/youthwriting/writingreg.php

Brochures will be mailed out soon and also will be made available on both WTWP web sites.  Here’s a link to one: YoungWritersClubhouse2010_2011Redesign

Here’s a quick rundown of the dates, locations, and themes:
Oct 2- Martin (Gooch Hall)  “Food for Thought and Writing”
Oct. 30 Ripley (UTM Ripley Center) “Harry Potter Halloween”
Nov. 13 Memphis (Immaculate Conception Cathedral School)  “Food for Thought and Writing”
Dec. 4 Jackson (St. Mary’s School) “Marvelous Magazines and Comics”
Jan 29 – Martin (Gooch Hall)  “Writing with Music”
Feb. 12- Jackson (St. Mary’s School) “Script Frenzy”
Feb. 26- Ripley (UTM Ripley Center)  “Digital Storytelling”
Mar. 5- Memphis (ICCS) “Blast into the Future: Science Fiction”

National Day on Writing is Oct 20 and WTWP has registered for a gallery

Yesterday I registered WTWP for a local gallery in the National Day on Writing, October 20, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English.  They will let me know within 5 business days if we are accepted. 

It will be for all TCs of WTWP and you can submit any original piece of writing, and it can even be stuff you’ve submitted before for WTWP publications, provided you revise it a little.  Here’s a great chance to contribute to a national celebration of the importance of writing in our lives, from post-it notes to blogs to novels, and to offer the nation and the world a taste of the awesome writings from WTWP Teacher Consultants.  I think a person can only contribute one piece to each gallery, so you have to choose carefully. 

When I know more about the submission process, I’ll let you know.  Meanwhile, you can check out the web site if you want to register another group, such as your class, school, university, book club, etc. 

http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting