Celebrating Language Arts County-Wide Institute Day
HOW READING MAKES US MORE HUMAN
Rick Bass’s writing provides just such an opportunity to perform “that very human” but very spiritual act of meaning-making. Bernadette Murphy writes in the LA Times about Bass’s “The Hermit’s Story”: “Bass shows us, through crystalline images of the physical world, an intangible kind of grace--the blessings nature bestows when we're least expecting them [. . . .] This is Bass at his finest: showing us elegance where fear usually resides, demonstrating again and again that "the austere times were the very thing, the very imbalance, that would summon the resurrection of that frozen richness”.
Our program will offer sessions in the complete language arts field—novels, short fiction, nonfiction, film, reading skills, vocabulary building, memoir work and journaling, creative writing, journalism, speech programs, Advanced Placement courses, theater, summer reading programs, advertising, cartooning, incorporating technology, and more.
Proposed Time Schedule:
7:00 – 7:50 Registration, Coffee/Rolls and Bagels 10:30 – 11:20 Session D
7:55 – 8:45 Session A 11:25 – 11:55 Lunch + Networking
8:50 – 9:30 Session B 12:00 – 1:00 Keynote: Rick Bass
9:35 – 10:25 Session C
For more information, contact Debby VanGetson: Debra.Vangetson@cusd200.org or Nicole Blazier: Nicole.Blazier@cusd200.org