The Morehead Writing Project and Coffeetree Books are hosting the annual WEKY “Everything Write in Kentucky” Conference 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Breckinridge Hall on the Morehead State University campus.
Designed for writers, librarians and teachers, participants will have a chance to learn about how to get their writing published, meet some of Kentucky’s finest published authors and learn teaching strategies that can be used in the classroom immediately.
Writers who will speak at the conference include:
- Andrew Schaffer, author of The New York Times’ bestselling book “How to Survive Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters,” will discuss his books and talk about writing parody.
- Scholastic author Mary Knight, author of the adolescent novel “Saving Wonder,” will discuss her novel and her writing process.
- Sharon Cameron – author of historical fiction such as “The Dark Unwinding,” “A Spark Unseen,” “Rook,” and “The Forgetting” – will discuss her writing process and the books she has written for young adults.
Writers and writing teachers can learn how to write cleave poetry from Cole Allen, a 2017 Morehead Writing Project Fellow, or learn more about place-based writing from Steve Young, curator of the Morehead and North Fork Railroad/Park/Museum.
Finally, the WEKY conference offers teachers and librarians a number of sessions to excite students across Kentucky, including sessions on incorporating poetry, writing activities to energize students, and introducing writing and peer review to non-content area classrooms. Sessions also are available on Google Classroom, Kagan Strategies and Genius Hour to add excitement to your teaching.
More information and registration is available on the WEKY website. Six hours of professional development credit is available to teachers who attend.