The Missouri Writing Project is proud to present Katherine Bomer in the Language and Literacies Researcher Series:
The Journey is Everything: Teaching Essays that Students Want to Write for People Who Want to Read Them
Many students only know “essay” as a 5-paragraph, tightly structured writing assignment that must check all the boxes of a standardized formula. How did essays in school get so far away from essays in the world? In her presentation, Katherine Bomer will make a powerful case for teaching the essay as a way to restore writing to think—that it is in fact necessary for students’ success in college and career.
Attendees will be provided with the tools, strategies, and activities to bring more authentic writing into classroom practice. Rediscover the power of the essay to bring out students’ true thinking. Because after all, the journey is everything.
"In the electric, pulsating world around us, the essay lives a life of abandon, posing questions, speaking truths, fulfilling a need humans have to know what other humans think and wonder so we can feel less alone.”
- Katherine Bomer
Register today! www.bit.ly/katherine-bomer-2019
National Writing Project Members: $30 per person
Group Rate (2+ attendees): $30 per person
General admission: $40 per person
MU College of Education Students: Free
Attendees must register prior to the event
Missouri Writing Project, MU College of Education - The Bridge, Missouri Council of Teachers of English
Saturday, October 5 at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Memorial Student Union, Room N201ABC
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