ISSUED: 8 November 2023
MEDIA CONTACT: Cecelia Mason
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s National Writing Project site organized a successful event on November 4 titled “Endurance Through Community and Reflection.” The event was attended by a diverse group of participants, which included the faculty of Shepherd’s English program, local writers, and kindergarten through 12th grade educators from Berkeley and Jefferson counties.
The event focused on the power of writing as a means of building enduring community connections and fostering reflection. It provided a collaborative platform for exchanging ideas, best practices, and creative strategies for teaching and promoting writing across different educational levels. Participants engaged in interactive workshops and networking opportunities, where they shared their experiences and expertise.
A team of Shepherd English professors organized the event, including Dr. Brian Santana, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, professor of English, and lecturers of English Dr. Valerie Stevens, Sadie Shorr-Parks, and Christopher Wilson. Stevens designed and led the workshop.
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