Student Writers’ Workshop

Oregon Writing Project at Eastern Oregon University

Serving kindergarten through college teachers in all content areas since 1991

Student Writers’ Workshop Student Writers' Workshop

The OWP hosts the Student Writers’ Workshop for young writers in grades 3-12 on the second Saturday of every March on the Eastern Oregon University campus in La Grande. The next date is March 14, 2015.

Students from across Eastern Oregon, along with teachers, parents, and chaperones, participate in an opening session, write in concurrent sessions with topics such as journalism and poetry, eat lunch in the EOU cafeteria, and celebrate their writing in an open mic. All participants are invited to submit their writing to the workshop anthology.



8:00-8:45 AM Registration, Loso Lobby

8:45-9:15 AM Opening Session, McKenzie Theatre

9:15-9:30 AM Morning Break

Grades 3-6 Grades 7-12
9:30 – 11:30 AM Morning Sessions 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Morning Sessions
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch in the EOU Cafeteria 12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch in the EOU Cafeteria
12:30 – 2:30 PM Afternoon Sessions 1:00 – 2:15 PM Afternoon Session
2:30 -3:00 PM Revision and Evaluation 2:25 – 3:00 PM Revision and Evaluation

3:00 – 4:00 PM Open Mic

Registration$30 per student. Teachers, parents, and chaperones attend for free. Teachers are encouraged to bring groups of students. The registration fee includes regular sessions, lunch, and an anthology. Scholarships and group rates are available. Please indicate on the form or contact Director Nancy Knowles. Mail checks to: Nancy Knowles, Director, Oregon Writing Project at EOU, 1 University Blvd., La Grande, OR 97850.

Permission: Registration assumes the OWP and event funders may use photos and writing of participants to document and promote the workshop. Teachers using permission forms for student groups should include the previous sentence on the forms. Thanks!

basalt Teachers’ Workshop: As a companion to the Student Writers’ Workshop, basalt editors Jodi Varon and David Axelrod provide the basalt Teacher’s Workshop, a half-day opportunity (9 AM to noon) to practice a particular writing technique while students are enjoying their own workshop sessions.

SWW Flyer2015

Deadline: It is helpful to have registration complete by March 1 so that we know how many people will attend, but registration will be accepted after this date.

Student Writers’ Workshop 2012


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