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The Day of Writing 


20 October 2008

Dear Friends of Creative Writing:



To provide a forum for student writing, we have planned an Illinois Valley creative writing workshop, The Day of Writing, hoping that you and your students will want to be involved.

The event will be held at Illinois Valley Community College on March 13, 2009, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. You are invited to participate along with your students, selected according to your own criteria. You will need to attend along with your students, and a workshop session, which should be eligible for CPDU credit, has been planned for you while your students are involved in their own sessions.

The fee is $15.00, which includes lunch. Please fill out the attendance form, collect fees and student submissions, and send them to Kimberly M. Radek, IVCC, 815 Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL 61348, by 23 January 2009. This year submissions received on time will be entered not only in the Day of Writing workshops but, if qualified, in the annual Illinois Association of Teachers of English Best Writing contest, as well.

Students will need to bring pen/paper and multiple copies of their submissions for their morning workshops, which will consist of reading, sharing, and responding to the submissions. When you mail your entries, please keep a copy of each studentís work for this purpose. The number of copies needed for the workshops will be determined after 30 January 2009, and you will be informed as to that number after that date. Enclosed you will find the necessary application forms.

If you have questions, please contact: Kimberly M. Radek, at (815) 224-0395 or Kimberly_Radek@ivcc.edu .

This year we will continue to have an open-microphone session to conclude The Day.