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WMU offers summer writing workshops for teachers, kids

by Mark Schwerin

May 4, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Ask high school or elementary teachers if getting students to write well is a problem and you may get a resounding "yes" for an answer.

But what to do about it?

Western Michigan University's Third Coast Writing Project will provide some answers during its annual series of summer workshops for teachers, beginning June 20. Now entering its 18th year, the summer workshops offer classroom-tested, research-based strategies that support teaching and learning at all levels and content areas.

The registration deadline for teachers' workshops is Tuesday, May 10. Additional information and application forms are available online by visiting Third Coast online. Applicants should fill out the forms and mail or fax them to the address or phone number indicated.

And there's fun for young writers, too. Third Coast also offers summer camps for kids starting June 20. The deadline for registering for children's camps is May 27.

Teachers' workshops

For more information about teachers' writing workshops, contact Dr. Ellen Brinkley, WMU professor of English and Third Coast Writing Project director, at or (269) 387-2581.

Children's camps

For more information about writing camps for children, call (269) 387-2572.