Steinbeck Young Authors Day of Writing

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Steinbeck Young Authors Day of Writing

March 4 @ 10:45 am - 1:45 pm

The Steinbeck Young Authors Program encourages students from local middle schools to read and discuss Steinbeck’s short story, “The Gift” (part of The Red Pony) as well as to enhance their writing skills. The program consists of three stages:

  1. A classroom component of reading, discussing and pre-writing
  2. The Day of Writing event for teacher-nominated students—where they write an essay and are coached by local volunteers who act as Writing Coaches
  3. The Awards Ceremony in late April – where a panel of qualified judges pick winners in respective categories and the students receive their awards

The Day of Writing is an occasion to focus on student writing and revision. Students also learn about horse care, Steinbeck’s life through a museum tour, the art of storytelling with a professional story teller, and a variety of other informative activities. The full day at the NSC demonstrates to students that good writing skills matter; that stories connect readers to human experiences; and that community coaches are eager to discuss writing with student writers.

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