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Lake Michigan Writing Project Presenter
10:30 AM10:30

Lake Michigan Writing Project Presenter

2019 Laker Writing Camps

The Lake Michigan Writing Project is proud to announce our annual Laker Writing Camps! For one week, your future novelist, poet, or journalist will have the chance to explore the wonders of writing with some of West Michigan’s finest teachers!

Our Laker Writing Camps offers students an opportunity to explore many styles of writing in a fun environment.  With students returning each morning to the exciting environment, students participate in activities that create a community of writers and provide nurturing support for developing authors. To prompt writing, campers and facilitators may travel from their camp site to various age-appropriate places of interest, learning and inspiration.

Teachers plan writing activities that build confidence while providing the writing tools that inspire creative thinking and author’s craft. Campers write a variety of pieces such as poems, autobiographical sketches, short stories, and nature observations while engaging in the writing process of drafting, revising, responding and editing. Finally, each camper will choose a piece of his or her writing for publication in the camp anthology.

The Laker Writing Camp is an outreach effort of the LMWP to encourage and nurture young writers. Our staff consists of Lake Michigan Writing Project Teacher-Consultants who have been identified as outstanding teachers of writing and nurturing role models for our campers.

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MRA Professional Learning Webinar
7:30 PM19:30

MRA Professional Learning Webinar

Celebrating and Empowering Women’s Voices in Sport: A Conversation with Debbie Gonzales about her Research and Writing of Girls with Guts! The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records

Through her work on the history of women in sport, leading to her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and the publication of Girls with Guts!, Debbie Gonzales has explored the role of voice in children’s literature throughout history. As a reader, writer, and teacher, she will share her perspectives on the voice(s) of female athletes throughout history, and invite us to read children’s literature and view contemporary commercials with a critical and creative eye.

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Featured Speaker at the MRA Annual Conference
to Mar 11

Featured Speaker at the MRA Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference

Michigan Reading Association presents...

Literacy Disrupted

March 9-11, 2019 | Grand Rapids, MI

Join us for an unforgettable MRA conference with inspirational speakers, educators, authors and special events!

The conference will be held at DeVos Place Convention Center and Amway Hotel, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Please note there is no Friday Pre-Conference this year.

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Presenting at the Creative Weekend in Pokagon State Park
to Oct 7

Presenting at the Creative Weekend in Pokagon State Park

Do you want to get away from it all this fall and CREATE? How about some time to RECHARGE with your creative buddies? Would you like some inspiring craft sessions to MOVE FORWARD? We hear you!

SCBWI Indiana and Michigan are teaming up to provide a weekend creative retreat in beautiful Pokagon State Park on October 5-7, 2018.

The Park is located in northeast Indiana near Angola and is just off I-69.

The cozy and comfortable Potawatomi Inn Resort and Conference Center within the Park will be the venue for lodging, retreat events, and meals.

This Retreat is designed for writers and illustrators at every level of experience. It will provide a perfect blend of creative time, craft-related sessions, critiques, and socializing/connecting.

Three or four optional craft sessions will be offered on Saturday and Sunday morning. Afternoons will be left open for creating, paid PAL level critiques, and/or optional peer critique groups for writers and illustrators. Optional social events will be held Friday and Saturday evenings.

Fee: $125 SCBWI members, $150 not yet members.

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