CSU–Pueblo's writing project offers writing workshops for children at public library


Students entering grades 5 through 8 will have the opportunity to learn and practice different writing techniques such as news reporting, cartooning, and digital writing as part of two creativity workshops later this month. The Be Creative Young Writers’ Workshops will be sponsored by the Southern Colorado Writing Project, the Pueblo City-County Library District, InfoZone News Museum, and the Pueblo Automobile Dealers Association (PADA) on June 24 and July 15 at the Rawlings Public Library, downtown Pueblo, Ryals Room (4th Floor).
News Reporting will be featured at the workshop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, while Wednesday, July 15 will be dedicated to Digital Writing & Cartooning. A brown bag lunch will be provided at both events.

Students must sign up to attend the Be Creative Young Writers’ Workshops at a cost of $20 per session or $35 for both. If siblings are interested, the cost is $15 per session per child or $30 per child for both sessions. Registration forms must be received at the Pueblo City-County Library no later than Wednesday, June 17 for the June 24 session (News Reporting) and Wednesday, July 8 for the July 15 session (Digital Writing & Cartooning).

Merit-based scholarships have been made available through a generous donation by the Pueblo Auto Dealers Association. Please contact the Southern Colorado Writing Project at (719) 549-2595 or by email at scwponline@gmail.com for more information, or download the forms at http://www.scwponlilne.org).

The workshops will be led by licensed teachers, who also are Southern Colorado Writing Project Teacher-Consultants experienced in writing and the teaching of writing.
The Southern Colorado Writing Project (www.scwponline.org) is an affiliate of the National Writing Project (www.nwp.org), and as a professional development organization for K through 20 teachers from all disciplines functions according to two basic principles: the best teachers of teachers are other teachers, and the best teachers of writing are writers themselves. Directed by Dr. Katherine Frank, Chairperson of English and Foreign Languages at CSU-Pueblo, and supported by federal funding and funds committed through CSU-Pueblo, Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo School District #70, and the Pueblo Automobile Dealers Association, the SCWP is devoted to providing quality professional development opportunities for southern Colorado teachers and improving literacy efforts within the community.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.