High School Writing Day at Penn State

Friday, April 8, 2022
8:45 a.m.–2:50 p.m.
High School Writing Day at Penn State

Goals: Through readings, workshops, and college-level discussions, we will introduce students to college literary life. Students will generate new work, discuss literature, work with publishing writers, and meet like-minded young writers. Though open to any student who enjoys reading and writing, this event is particularly aimed toward sophomores and juniors considering the study of writing at the university level.   

Details: A collaboration between the Creative Writing program and the program in Writing and Rhetoric, this event offers small workshops for engaged students, thus our overall number of students remains small, no more than seventy-five students will participate in the program, ensuring that all classes will contain ten students or fewer. Depending on interest, we may need to cap the number of students allowed from any one particular school. Educators should plan to bring no more than ten students to the event. However, if an instructor wants to bring more than ten students, please contact the Department of English at to inquire about space.

At least one teacher must be present in the online conference from each school, and teachers are encouraged to participate in all the activities of the day as well. Penn State is offering Act 48 credits through the program at no additional cost. The registration system asks that teachers indicate whether they will be seeking Act 48 credits (3 credits).

Registration deadline:  March 31, 2022                


Registration deadline is March 31, 2022 


*Information on how to contect to the event will be emailed to registrants one day prior to event.  

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