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Set for Feb. 24
BPC's Young Writer's Conference
Set for Feb. 24
The Brewton-Parker College Division of Arts and Letters will present its sixth annual Young Writers Conference on Friday, Feb. 24, on the Brewton-Parker campus announced Dr. Ruth Ellen Porter, division chair.
Participating area high school students will begin their day with a welcome session at 9 a.m. in the Gilder Recital Hall of the Miller Music Building.
Beginning at 10 a.m., students will participate in one of seven workshops, in which the work they complete may be submitted for competition and prizes.
Arts and Letters faculty directing workshops include:
Mr. Zeke Addison, MFA and associate professor of art, who will conduct a hands-on, visual arts workshop titled, “Learning to Create Tessellation.”
Dr. Harry Bayne, associate professor of English, who will direct a writing workshop titled, “Writing Media Criticism.” This workshop will explore such media as merchandise catalogues, TV commercials, and a short film.
Dr. William Denni, director of the Learning Assistance Program, who will guide a writing workshop titled, “Poetry and Poetics.”
Dr. Vicki Hill, assistant professor of English and Director of Brewton-Parker’s Writing Center, who will lead a workshop using memory, narrative and imagery titled, “Writing the Lyric Essay.”
Mr. George Mosley, MA and instructor of English, who will lead a workshop on “Parody: Making Fun without Making Fun of People.”
Mr. Mark Stokes, MFA and assistant professor of dramatic arts, who will conduct a screenwriting workshop which will explore story structure and the conventions of modern screenwriting.
Dr. Don Wallace, associate professor of communication, who will lead a workshop titled, “Photography—What Makes A Good Picture?” Bring a digital camera with a removable memory card.
The fee of $10 per student, which includes a bag lunch, may be paid with a mail-in pre-registration form or may be paid at the sign-in table at Gilder Hall beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost for lunch to non-participants is $6.
At 1 p.m., in Gilder Hall, after lunch, the music department will present a short recital to open the Presentation of Awards ceremony. The conference ends at 2:30 p.m.
For a pre-registration form or further inquiries, contact Dr. Thom Brucie, assistant professor of creative writing, at (912) 583-3104 or at email@example.com.