Saturday Seminars Spring 2019

Middle School Students

Take the 6-8th Spring Series

Register here

Discount when you take all 3 seminars

For 6-8 Grade Writers

February 9

Chris Knoblaugh

Developing the Personal Narrative: Beyond One Arc

Learning how to develop a personal narrative to reveal your personality, values, and beliefs requires a sense of humor and a little literary magic.

March 6

Jay Richards 

The Essay Can Be Your Friend

Why do many students dread writing essays about the books they read in school?  Sharing your thinking about stories should have a positive connotation. Let’s talk about how to change your mindset about essays at this workshop. And then let’s put together a draft of a literary essay.  You can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) to write about though we’ll also have short stories you can respond to.

April 6

Jay Richards 

Notes from A Student Writing Contest Judge

SJAWP Teacher-Consultant Jay Richards, Editorial Committee Chair of the $1000 for 1000 Words Student Fiction contest, shares his experience reading and judging hundreds of stories for the contest. Read some of the award-winning stories written by teens and learn some of ‘do’s and don’ts’ that made them great.

 

February 9, 2019

Take the 6-8th February 9 Seminar

Register here

Developing the Personal Narrative: Beyond One Arc

For 6-8 Grade Writers

Learning how to develop a personal narrative to reveal your personality, values, and beliefs requires a sense of humor and a little literary magic.

Chris Knoblaugh teaches 6th grade at Castillero Middle School in San Jose USD. In addition, Chris tutors writing and is an author. TRIBUTE is her debut novel in The Cleaners Series.

 

March 2, 2019

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Take the 6-8 March 2 Seminar

Register here

The Essay Can Be Your Friend

For 6-8 Grade Writers

Why do many students dread writing essays about the books they read in school?  Sharing your thinking about stories should have a positive connotation. Let’s talk about how to change your mindset about essays at this workshop. And then let’s put together a draft of a literary essay.  You can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) to write about though we’ll also have short stories you can respond to.

Jay Richards, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 8th grade at Central Middle School in San Carlos School District.. Jay is also the Editorial Committee Chairman in charge of judging for the local $1000 for 1000 Words fiction contest for grades 6-12 (www.bluefire.org).

 

April 6, 2019

Take the 6-8 April 6 Seminar

Register here

Notes from A Student Writing Contest Judge

For 6-8 Grade Writers

SJAWP Teacher-Consultant Jay Richards, Editorial Committee Chair of the $1000 for 1000 Words Student Fiction contest, shares his experience reading and judging hundreds of stories for the contest. Read some of the award-winning stories written by teens and learn some of ‘do’s and don’ts’ that made them great

Jay Richards, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 8th grade at Central Middle School in San Carlos School District.

 

Agenda

  • 9:30–10:00 am – Registration in Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10:00–10:30 am – Writing games and warm-ups for the session
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm – Participate in the Saturday Seminar
  • 12:30– Student dismissal

Registration Fees

Online

Register online and save!
$30.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions

Walk In

Walk-in registration, to be paid by cash or check only (no credit cards accepted)
$35.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions. (Students with free & reduced lunch -- no charge. Email sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu for promo code)

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