Thursday, May 17, 2007

Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark will kick off the conference at 9:30am with a review of his latest book, Writing Tools:50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. (Copies will be on sale at the conference.)

Clark is touted as a teacher who writes and a writer who teaches. He has gained fame by teaching writing to children. In Writing Tools, Clark states that anyone can learn to write if they have the right tools. Exerpts from his book can be heard on the Ponyter Institute Podcast.

Clark will stay for a Q&A session from 10:45-11:45am. I plan to ask him questions regarding the most effective techniques for teaching young writers. I am interested in holding workshops for high school student and would like his input.

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