Open Talk from Authors of “They Say/I Say” – August 25, 2017

Graff and Birkenstein Flyer (8-25-17)
Graff and Birkenstein Flyer (8-25-17)

“Academic writing … calls upon writers not to simply express their own ideas, but to do so as a response to what others have said.”

The Chippewa River Writing Project invites you to a conversation with the authors of They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein.

  • August 25, 2017
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM
  • French Auditorium, EHS Building
  • Central Michigan University

For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Brockman at brock1em@cmich.edu.

Additional support from the CMU Writing Center and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Announcing Our 2017 Youth Camps

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

This summer, we are pleased to offer four different camp opportunities, two on CMU’s campus, one in Portland, and one in Carson City.

Together we’ll be sharing a love for writing. Let your child join us on an exciting journey through engaging activities as we live out our “writerly lives.”

Your enrollment cost will provide snacks, a writer’s journal, camp T-shirt, and a copy of our camp anthology, commemorating our published works. We ask that students bring their own lunch each day.

Enrollment this summer is limited to 20 participants in each camp, so sign up now using our secure web form. Select the camp you want from the drop-down menu.

All registrations should be complete one week before the camp begins. Should you need to cancel your registration, we will accept cancellations with a full refund through Friday, June 9, 2017, after which we will charge a $20 cancellation fee.

Questions? Please contact CRWP Director, Troy Hicks, at troy.hicks@cmich.edu, or the camp directors listed on the PDFs.

2017 Off-Campus Camps

Portland Youth Brochure 2017 Carson City-Crystal Youth Brochure 2017
Register for our Portland Elementary Camp, June 12-16, 2017 Register for our CMU Elementary Camp, June 21-23, 2017

2017 On-Campus Camps

CRWP Summer Youth Brochure 2017 CRWP Summer MS Brochure 2017
Register for our CMU Elementary Camp, June 26-29, 2017 Register for our Middle School Camp, June 26-29, 2017

Announcing Manuscript Day 2017

Manuscript Day Brochure 2017

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 second annual Manuscript Day – Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Local students who are currently in grades 3-8 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.

Manuscript Day Brochure 2017

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

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

Announcing Our 2017 Open Institute: College-Ready Writers

CRWP College Ready Writers Program Flyer
Click to download the CRWP College Ready Writers Program Open Institute Flyer

CRWP 2017 Open Institute for College-Ready Writers – Web The National Writing Project’s College-Ready Writers Program answers the contemporary call for respectful argumentative discourse. The instructional resources help teachers and students read critically, explore multiple points of view, and finally take a stand on important issues.  

A national program, the College Ready Writers Program has proven to have  a positive, statistically significant effect on the four attributes of student argument writing—content, structure, stance, and conventions. In particular, students demonstrated greater proficiency in the quality of reasoning and use of evidence in their writing.

Join us for a three-day workshop that introduces significant concepts from this curriculum to teachers in grades 6-12 (flyer). 

The $100 registration fee includes three days with a continental breakfast and boxed lunch, as well as a copy of Joseph Harris’s book, Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts. All sessions will be facilitated by K-12 teacher consultants affiliated with the Chippewa River Writing Project.  18 SCECHs will available for an additional $25 (pending approval).

Click the link to register online: http://bit.ly/crwpevents

Registration Link

Questions?

Troy Hicks, Ph.D.
Director, Chippewa River Writing Project
troy.hicks@cmich.edu