Dear Writing For Pleasure friends.
It is with great pleasure to announce our first ever Writing For Pleasure conference. It will take place on Friday the 13th of July at Canterbury Christ Church University. We have a truly unbelievable line-up to. We hope you’re as excited as we are!
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Here’s the current line-up with even more wonderful people to be confirmed!
- Tracy Parvin (UK Literacy Association President) will give an introductory talk.
- We will be giving a keynote speech about our Writing For Pleasure manifesto and going into detail about the 14 principles that make a Writing For Pleasure pedagogy affective and effective teaching practice.
- Piers Torday will be discussing what Writing For Pleasure means from the perspective of a children’s author.
- Our final keynote will be from Michael Rosen. He will be discussing his knowledge and expertise on what Writing For Pleasure can look like in the classroom. This is likely to be informed by his recent publication on the same subject.
- We also have workshops from Martin Galway. He will be talking about what we can learn from legendary writer-teacher Donald Graves.
- Jamie Evans will be discussing how you can use personal writing journals to promote writing for pleasure with children who may traditionally struggle with being writers in class.
- Nicola Izibili from The Writing Web will be doing a workshop on the power of verbal feedback and conducting pupil conferencing as a writer-teacher to improve children as writers.
- General Secretary and former president of the UK Literacy Association David Reedy will be doing a workshop on what writing is for and what writing involves.
- We will also be joined by
@Adisapoet who will be doing a workshop on writing poetry with and amongst children.
- We will also be doing our popular workshop on how memoir writing can fabulously transform yourself and your community of apprentice writers.
This conference has been made possible by our dear friends at the United Kingdom Literacy Association, Primary English Research Hub , Dr Rebecca Austin and Jamie Evans. A big thank you to everyone. Can’t wait to see you all in July!