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2020-2021 Events for Teachers

Due to COVID-19, our Summer 2020 events have been rescheduled to Summer 2021 (see the schedule below).

TE 601: “Teaching and Assessing Writing Online” (information coming soon)

15 or 25 SCECHS

"Write Here, Write Now: A Port Austin Writing Retreat for Teachers" — This workshop has been rescheduled for June 23–25, 2021.
Wednesday, June 23 (beginning at 1 pm) through Friday, June 25, 2021 (ending at 3 pm)
Come to the resort town of Port Austin to write in various locations with fellow teachers, exploring ways that place-based writing inspires our creativity. Friday afternoon will feature a "gallery walk" of our writing and a poetry reading for the larger community. Lodging, along with most meals, is included.


The Vada B. Dow Writers' Workshop for Area Teachers -- This workshop has been rescheduled for Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23, 2021.
Join us for this week-long writing workshop for K-12 teachers in all disciplines who wish to integrate best writing practices into their classroom. Featuring a workshop with Penny Kittle, and five days of writing with fiction writer John Mauk and memoirist Anne-Marie Oomen, this workshop offers teachers the ability to learn more about the craft of writing by writing themselves. Held at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and the Grace A. Dow Library in Midland.


Penny Kittle Teachers' Workshop -- This workshop has been rescheduled for Monday, July 21, 2021.

If you are unable to attend the Vada B. Dow Writer's Workshop for Area Teachers, but you want to meet and learn from Penny Kittle, come to this three-hour workshop to learn more about the best practices in teaching writing. Held at the Grace A. Dow Library in Midland.



To learn more about the SBWP and our current events, contact

Allison Jordan, SBWP Assistant Director / / 989.964.2829