Announcing Our 2015 Manuscript Day

The Chippewa River Writing Project aims to provide youth and fellow community members with unique opportunities to write and learn about themselves as writers.

Join us for our first ever Manuscript Day – Saturday, April 25, 2015

Manuscript Day Brochure 2015

Local students who are currently in grades 3-12 are welcome to join us for Manuscript Day. Instructors for the event are teachers who have participated in the Chippewa River Writing Project and pre-service teachers from CMU who are excited about working with your child. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.

  • 8:30 – Sign-in at Anspach Hall
  • 9:00 – Kick-off session
  • 9:30 – 1st Session Writing Activity
  • 10:15 – 2nd Session Writing Activity
  • 11:00 – 3rd Session Writing Activity
  • 11:45 – Pizza and Read Around
  • 12:30 – Dismissal and Pick Up

Questions? Contact CRWP Director Troy Hicks via email: troy.hicks@cmich.edu

Dinner and Dialogue Returns!

Erin Busch-Grabmeyer (right) consults with fellow teacher participant Rose Daum during the 2010 CRWP Summer Institute

Join us for Dinner and Dialogue on February 23, 2015!

Between 2005-2012, we held a couple of Dinner and Dialogue gatherings each semester in order to facilitate communication and conversation between the secondary and post-secondary English teachers.

The events were organized and paid for by Central Michigan University, Mid Michigan Community College, and the Clare-Gladwin Regional School District. High school teachers from over a dozen schools in our area participated, as well as many college and university faculty. So, we want to start the conversation again, and we now have a new partner: Saginaw Valley State University. And, while the focus is on teaching writing in high school and college, all are welcome to attend.

Please join us for the renewal of the Dinner and Dialogue series including — a pizza dinner, some door prizes, and a presentation from Marcy Taylor and Elizabeth Brockman of CMU: ““What Do Professors Really Say about College Writing?” — on Monday, Feb. 23 from 5:00-6:30 in Mt. Pleasant. Details are in this Dinner and Dialogue Flyer Final (Feb 2015).

In short, the events are free to you and your colleagues, so please share this message widely!

Also, if you could, we are trying to get a rough estimate on the count for food and door prizes. If you could fill out this quick survey, it won’t commit you to attending, but will help us with planning. Even if you can’t come, please fill out the survey so we can be in touch.

Thanks in advance for sharing the news and planning to join us in two weeks!

Lucia Elden, Mid-Michigan Community College
Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University
Sherrin Frances, Saginaw Valley State University