The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is seeking high
school writers for the annual Writers’ Workshop, which includes the opportunity
to compete for five $1,000 university scholarships.
Central Wisconsin junior and senior students may submit
writing samples to the English Department by Friday, Oct. 11, to qualify for
the one-day workshop to be held Thursday, Dec. 5. Students may enter samples in
one or more of five categories: formal essay on an environmental topic,
familiar/personal essay, poetry, speculative fiction or short story. The
samples will be judged by UW-Stevens Point English faculty members.
The workshop will include writing sessions with university
faculty members and guest speakers, lunch and readings from nature writer and
high school teacher Jill Sisson Quinn. Sessions are also available for
teachers. The workshop will close with an awards ceremony to recognize “A”
rating junior writers as well as a senior scholarship winner and five
runners-up in each category.
Students must be sponsored by a high school teacher and need
to include an entry form with their writing sample. Entry forms are
available on the UW-Stevens Point English Department website link for the High
School Writers’ Workshop: www.uwsp.edu/english/HSWW/Documents/HSWW%20Brochure%202013.pdf
For more information, contact Professor Pat Gott,
715-346-4347, or program assistant Kelly Thompson, 715-346-4758 in the English
Department. No emailed submissions will be accepted.