Live Oak Writing Project to Host Writers’ Workshop on Oct. 9

Live Oak Writing Project to Host Writers’ Workshop on Oct. 9

LONG BEACH, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

On Friday, Oct. 9, The University of Southern Mississippi's Live Oak Writing Project will host a Student Writer Workshop designed to help students strengthen their writing skills and to assist students preparing submissions for the Scholastic Writing Awards. The workshop will be held in Lloyd Hall on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach from 9 until 11:30 a.m.

Lee Anne Bryan, education and outreach specialist with the Eudora Welty House Foundation in Jackson, Miss. will serve as guest speaker. The workshops will be led by writing experts from the Southern Miss Department of English.

The workshop is open to all students in grades 7-12. Registration is limited to the first 50 students. Individuals are encouraged to register online by Friday, Oct. 2.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Live Oak Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, is a collaborative program of the USM Gulf Park campus and Mississippi coastal schools. With the purpose of helping teachers improve as writers and effective teachers of writing, the project models research-based strategies to help students grow as readers, writers and learners.

For more information about the Live Oak Writing Project at Southern Miss, contact Catherine Tibbs at 228.214.3373 or catherine.tibbs@usm.edu. Workshop registration information can be found at http://www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/live-oak-writing-project/writing-workshop-registration.