OPEN: Room to Write: A time and space to celebrate TeacherWords
Event Details
OPEN: Room to Write: A time and space to celebrate TeacherWords
06/17 - 06/21/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of California, Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA, 94720-1670
Room TBD
Event Description
Have you been attending to the writing of students you teach, not finding room to write yourself? Have you been storing up ideas all year for your own writing? And when you do have a moment to write and reflect, could your writer’s mind use a jumpstart? Have a book, a play, a blog in mind for yourself?
Room to Write might be the answer. A week-long writing workshop for and with other teachers. Your chance to reflect and write about things you have been wanting to get out and onto the page. An opportunity to play with words, images, ideas. Inspiration from a range of prompts and your fellow writers.
Join this writing and response workshop held on the UC Berkeley campus and make the room to write in your life.
Sessions provide the opportunity to:
  • generate new writing in response to short literary, visual or audio “invitations” 
  • claim the time and space to write 
  • share and receive thoughtful feedback on this fresh writing 
This workshop is appropriate for writers with all levels of experience writing in all genres. Come ready to write, receive response, and to respond to others. Learn strategies to support your own writing all year long.
Space will be provided for conversation with other interested teachers about translating your experience as a writer into your practice as a teacher. All grade levels. Writers not in the classroom are encouraged to enroll as well.
Marty Williams, poet and Teacher Consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project, has taught writing in public schools, community projects, and small groups with writers of all ages. She is a trained Amherst Writers & Artists workshop facilitator. Marty is is currently working on a manuscript of poems about her hometown, Oakland, CA, and her homeground, where she grew up in Alaska. She loves writing with others and believes writing can change our lives and the world around us. Marty has co-coordinated the Writing Project’s monthly literary reading series for 23 years, and is always looking to support writers, children and adults, in their sharing of the word.