February 18, 2018 On Campus
2018-02-18 09:00 2018-02-18 13:00 America/New_York Writing Citizenship, Democratizing Writing: A Symposium for Young Writers Phillips Academy Andover

Writing Citizenship, Democratizing Writing: A Symposium for Young Writers

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Phillips Academy

The Andover Writers' Alliance (AWA) of Phillips Academy is hosting area high school students for an interscholastic writing symposium featuring hands-on workshops on a variety of genres, including journalism, poetry, the short story, personal essay and science writing.

Novelist Kate McQuade, teacher of English at Phillips Academy, will deliver the keynote, “‘Mystery, Mystery’: On Writing What You Don’t Know.” McQuade will also lead a workshop for students interested in the craft of fiction writing. Her debut novel, Two Harbors, was published by Harcourt when she was 24, and her collection of linked short stories, The Translator’s Daughter, is forthcoming from William Morrow/HarperCollins in 2019. 

The symposium, a brainchild of AWA co-presidents Jennifer J. Lee ’18 and Young Ha Yoo ’18, aims to provide young writers a unique opportunity outside of the classroom to discuss writing and its role in our democracy.

The event is free and open to any interested high school student, though space is limited and reservations are required. Lunch will be provided.

Please contact Corrie Martin (teacher of English, Phillips Academy) for more information and to sign up for the event!  

Writing Citizenship, Democratizing Writing is made possible by a grant from the Abbot Academy Fund, continuing Abbot's tradition of boldness, innovation, and caring.

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