(OWP) Annual Renewal Day with Matt de la Peña
Date: February 25 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm Location: McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR
McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR
At the end of February, when the skies are gray, the days are short, and the rain is hard, make room in your life for a retreat. Think of this retreat as a gift to yourself—a way to connect with your vision and to remember the joy of writing.Take a day for yourself, away from your hectic life to put words on a page. Sure, you will be able to take what you learn back to your classroom, but this is a day for you to be the writer.
The Oregon Writing Project invites you to our yearly writing retreat for K-12 teachers where you can reconnect with your OWP community in a celebration of what brought us to this work in the beginning—a love of words.
• Matt is the author of five critically-acclaimed Young Adult novels: The Living, 2013, I Will Save You, 2010, We Were Here, 2009, Mexican WhiteBoy, 2008, and Ball Don’t Lie, 2005
• Recent awards for Matt’s writing include ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, 2009 Notable Book for a Global Society
• Matt’s short fiction and essays have been published in various newspapers and literary journals, including The New York Times and Pacific Review
• Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York and has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing
Workshop Details & Registration
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructors: Matt de la Peña, M.F.A., Katharine Johnson, M.A.T., OWP Co-Director
Cost: $20 by 2/13, $25 after. Includes morning beverage, lunch, and 6 PDUs.
Space availability limits registration to the first 100. (We fill every year.)
Questions? Contact Pam Hooten, OWP Program Assistant at 503-768-6132, or email@example.com
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