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Denver Writing Project

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

Writing Workshop: Poetic Foundations for Vibrant Prose with Poet and Novelist Seth Brady Tucker

mormon boy.pngWhen: 11/5/16 from 10am-1pm
Where: CU Denver Auraria Campus. Room location TBA.
Cost: $50.00
Earn a certificate for three hours of professional development.
Register online: http://goo.gl/3iqz6R 
Spend the morning writing with instruction from Seth Brady Tucker. The workshop will focus on techniques for enlivening your prose writing by experimenting with poetic techniques. 

Seth Brady Tucker (S. Brady Tucker) is a poet and fiction writer originally from Lander, Wyoming. His poetry manuscript Mormon Boy (2012) won the 2011 Elixir Press Editor’s Prize, and was a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award.  Seth’s second book, We Deserve The Gods We Ask For (2014) won the Gival Press Poetry Prize, was the runner-up for the London Book Festival Poetry Award, the Florida Book Festival Prize, and in 2015 won the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Seth’s poetry and fiction is forthcoming or has appeared in the Iowa Review, Chautauqua, Pleiades, Asheville Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, storySouth, North American Review, Witness, Chattahoochee Review, Crab Orchard Review, Connecticut Review, and in many other fine magazines, journals, and anthologies. He has received the Bevel Summers Fiction Award, the Literal Latte Flash Award, and has served as the Carol Houck Smith poetry scholar at Bread Loaf Writers Conference, as well as a Tennessee Williams fiction scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference.

Seth has degrees in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, Northern Arizona University, and at top-ranked Florida State University (PhD). 

He is the co-director and founder of the Seaside Writers Conference, and is senior prose editor at the Tupelo Quarterly Review. Seth served as an Army 82nd Airborne paratrooper in the Persian Gulf, and played basketball at San Francisco State University in a different life.


Writing Marathon at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science 

jasonriedy_photocredit.jpgWhen: 2/25/2017 from 9am-3pm

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Cost: $30.00 

Earn a certificate for six hours of professional development.

Register Onlinehttp://goo.gl/VwZsXb​

More Information: The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will host the Denver Writing Project's winter writing marathon. Museum admission is included in the event cost. Space is limited to 30 participants. Youth writers between the ages of 10 and 17 may register if they attend with an adult.


The Advanced Institute for Teacher/Writers 2017

​Join the Denver Writing Project for a week-long writing and pedagogy institute where you will have the opportunity to work on self-sponsored writing projects, engage with guest speakers, and work in writing groups. The institute runs from June 12-16th, 2017 on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. 

More info​ is available on our AI program page. In 2017, the AI is open to all teachers from any grade level and subject area. Administrators are also welcome to participate.


TechMatters for Teachers 2017
Join the Denver Writing Project for a week-long writing and pedagogy institute where you will have the opportunity to work on a self-sponsored technology pedagogy project with the support of other tech savvy colleagues. The institute runs from June 19-23rd, 2017. The primary meeting location will be determined in the winter of 2016-2017.

More information about TechMatters is available on our TM program page.​​ This program is open to all teachers from any grade level and subject area. Administrators are also welcome to participate.​



Exploring the Writing Workshop


A Seminar for K-2 Teachers

 


This seminar is designed to explore best practices in the writing workshop for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teachers.  


Topics include:

  • establishing and creating a writing workshop
  • mentor texts            
  • shared writing
  • interactive writing         
  • word study
  • assessment                 
  • conferring and feedback
No Exploring the Writing Workshop session offered in fall 2016. Sign up for our email news updates to learn about other professional development opportunitites.
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