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Gateway Writing Project Brings Together Students from Across the Region for Youth Writing Festival

Publication: UMSL Daily
Date: October 24, 2016

Summary: The Gateway Writing Project celebrated the National Day on Writing with a Youth Writing Festival, bringing students from across the St. Louis area together to collaborate, write, and share.

 

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Set up much like a grown-up business or academic conference, albeit with much more fun added in, the festival drew students and teachers from a wide range of St. Louis-area public, charter and private schools. The students participated in break-out sessions that focused on a variety of different types of writing – many that students may not have exposure to in their daily classroom experiences.

This year's session topics included an investigation of the text behind political ad campaigns, explorations of character creation, free verse poetry and memory mapping to name only a few."

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