Centering Writing in the Community: the Crystal Coast Writers Retreat

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Join us on Friday, October 26!

Save the Date for the Crystal Coast Writers Retreat at Carteret Community College: Friday, October 26, 2018, 9AM.

Sure, reading's important — but, c'mon, so is writing, am I right? (You see what I did there: writing, right?)”

— William Kane, Retreat Co-Sponsor, Library Partners Press

MOREHEAD CITY, NC, USA, September 18, 2018 / — Crystal Coast Writer's Retreat: Centering Writing in Community

Writers and readers and librarians and publishers and booksellers and really everyone is invited to participate in a half-day symposium at Carteret Community College exploring the role of writing and other literacy practices in building community. The event promises to bring together authors and writers and publishers and organizations to discuss ways to build strong partnerships supporting community literacy education and new opportunities for literacy practices. Conversations at this event will lay the groundwork for future collaborations and future projects such as a community writing center network and county-wide community writing projects. The half-day meeting will take place on Friday, October 26, from roughly 9AM until NOON (followed by optional off-campus lunch). All activities will take place in the lovely Foundation Building on the lively campus of Carteret Community College along the shores of the spectacular Crystal Coast. Much of the morning will be spent mingling with writers and authors from different institutions, so you might think of this as a day of discussion and planning more than a day of listening to presentations. Our goal is to ensure that all attendees have opportunities to meet people working in other writing sectors and with different populations so that we can build bridges between the different groups who are doing literacy work near-by or afar.

The featured speakers will be Aimee Mepham, Assistant Director of the Humanities Institute at Wake Forest University, and Dr. Ryan Shirey, Director of the Writing Center at WFU. Aimee and Ryan's experience with community literacy projects include, among other projects, OUTSIDE THE MARGINS: CENTERING WRITING IN THE COMMUNITY.

For more information including speaker bios and retreat schedule, please see and register today at

There is no registration fee for the event, but we do ask that you register so that we can plan for seating and catering.

William Kane
Library Partners Press
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252 222 6216

Source: EIN Presswire