Katherine Bomer - The Journey is Everything: Teaching Essays that Students Want to Write for People Who Want to Read Them

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

Sponsored by:

Missouri Writing Project, MU College of Education - The Bridge, Missouri Council of Teachers of English

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9:30am to 1:00pm

Memorial Student Union, Room N201ABC
38.94536, -92.32524

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Lectures, Workshops

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Monica Kleekamp

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