More than 125 students expected for C-SC's Young Writers Conference

Posted: Mar. 25, 2014 10:47 am Updated: Apr. 15, 2014 12:14 pm

CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College will provide young writers with real-world experiences by hosting the annual Young Writers Conference on Wednesday.

The conference is modeled on the one-day conferences that give professional writers the opportunity to meet one another, hear presentations by successful writers, participate in creative activities and receive critiques of their work.

Six creative workshops will be hosted, including the first-ever workshop for visiting teachers on the topic: "Teaching the Writing Process."

More than 125 students from six schools are expected to attend.

This year's keynote speaker will be Steve Halle, poet and co-director of the publications unit at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal. Halle is the author of a collection of poems and literary collage, "Map of the Hydrogen World," and a chapbook, "Cessation Covers."

Admission to the conference is free, and a complementary lunch will be served in the student center.

For more information, call Heidi Lanier at 573-288-6312, or email her at