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Citadel News Service

For Release
Feb. 24, 2005

 Lowcountry Writing Project fostering student, teacher skills

           The Lowcountry Writing Project at The Citadel has a host of upcoming events designed to foster the writing talents of students and teachers alike.

           Aspiring young writers in public and private school grades 4 through 8 can practice their craft and get advice from a published writer during the Young Writers Conference on Saturday March 19. The one-day workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon, costs $10 per student.

           This year's featured speaker is Bryce Donovan, the "It Beats Working" columnist at The Post and Courier. Deadline to register is March 15.

           For students seeking a more in-depth experience, a Young Writers Camp will be offered July 11-15. With sessions from 9 a.m. to noon each day, the camp will provide a week of writing instruction, structured workshop time and daily opportunities to share writing. The cost is $85.

           For teachers, applications are also being accepted for the Invitational Summer Institute 2005. The intensive four-week institute is open to teachers in all grades and all disciplines. Participants will share ideas for teaching writing, research topics related to writing in the classroom and work on their own writing skills.

           Teachers invited to take part in the institute will receive six hours of graduate credit, a National Writing Project grant to cover books and tuition and a $200 stipend. Deadline to apply is April 15.

           For more information about the Lowcountry Writing Project or applications to any event, visit www.citadel.edu/writingproject. Applications can also be requested by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 953-1418.

           The Lowcountry Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project.

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