Welcome To BPC's Young Writers Conference
Dr. Ruth Ellen Porter, Department Chair of Arts and Letters, invites you to attend the Brewton-Parker College annual Young Writers Conference. The conference remains an ideal event for nearby teachers to expose their high school aged students to class-guided exercises and creative skills in writing, film, and studio art.
Over the last 10 years, this Conference has grown in prestiege and popularity, and this year, we will offer academic scholarships to the top participants. You may refer to the scholarship link for further information regarding these academic opportunities. A consequence of these circumstances has led to the necessity of limiting the number of overall participants to 100. Therefore, please let us know at your earliest convenience the number of interested students.
Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the foyer of Gilder Recital Hall in the Miller Music Building.
The day opens with a welcome session at 9:00 a.m. in Gilder. This year's speaker will be author MS Sian M. Jones, an alumna of the National Foundatiuon for Advancement in the Arts Program.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. students will participate in one of six workshops; the work they complete will be guided by Arts and Letters faculty, and they include a variety of options. Please see the Conference Schedule for a complete list.
Following the opening speaker's presentation, parents, teachers, and guests are invited to a discussioin forum, hosted by Mr. Jim Beall, Vice-president for Enrollment Services and Dr. Ruth Ellen Porter, Chair of the Division of Arts and Letters. They will answer questions regarding the variety of English programs at Brewton-Parker College as well as questions regarding admissions, scholarships, and so on.
At 12:00, noon, everyone breaks for lunch.
At 1:35 p.m., after lunch, and back in Gilder Hall, prizes will be awarded to the winning writers, and the concluding ceremonies will take place.
The Conference concludes at 2:30 p.m., followed by individual councilig regarding admissions and scholarship offers.
The fee of $25.00 per student may be paid with a mail-in registration form available on the Young Writers main page, or simply list the names of the students and chaperones on school letterhead and mail the forms to the address below. Fees may also be paid at the sign-in table at Gilder Hall beginning at 8:00 a.m., but if you plan to pay at the door, please email the number of attendees ahead of time so we can plan for enough lunches. The cost for lunch to non-participants is $10.00. Cash and checks are both accepted. We do not accept credit card payments.
Please direct your list of attendees and any questions to:
Dr. Thom Brucie
Director of Writing
PO Box #197
Mount Vernon, GA 30445
phone: (912) 583-3104