Discover Writing Presents


Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Holiday Inn Crabtree
410 Glenwood ave
Raleigh, NC 78501

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Carol-lee Worth
802 829 1321 

Great Handouts!

 ( 3 books--$60.00 value, plus dozens of online resources)

An innovative and accessible writing guide for students.-- Kirkus Review



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Graduate credit available through Brandman University

Barry Lane is one of the finest speakers on the teaching of writing. His combination of warmth, insight and energy is magical. My colleagues and I left our day with Barry with full hearts and high spirits, ready to bring new strategies and new energy into our writing workshops.

Lucy Calkins

“Steve can take something unwieldy and tell you how to handle every aspect and contingency you will encounter as a teacher. This comes from the vast amount of reading and classroom experience he has had in his career.”





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Joyful Writing Instruction 


         Free your student's voices and watch them soar

A dynamic 1 day Writing Workshop

for teachers 3-12 with

outstanding author presenters

  Barry Lane and Steve Peha  




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Fee: $149 per person  (includes 3 books ($60 value) plus dozens of online resources, morning refreshments, and certificate of attendence.)


Bring the whole team and the Principal comes for free! 

Have  joyful day with your teaching team on us 1

PLC special : Principals attend FREE when 3 or more teachers from their school attend. Call 802-897-7022 to add them to the list.   Fax purchase orders to 1-802 897-2084 or email to  

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Have you lost your passion for teaching writing or not found it yet? Has writing become more of a predictable performance and less of an art? Do your students groan when it’s time to write because they see writing as filling in simple outlines or following prescribed formulas instead of discovering their own unique voices? Do your students see elaboration as just adding more stuff because they are supposed to?

If so, you might need a Writing JoyFest: a one day class where you, think, write, and learn many ways to create a class of real writers who elaborate their ideas and craft real meaning in whatever genre they write. You will walk away from this workshop with scores of lessons and ideas

  • Simple strategies that turn reluctant writers into your most engaged writers.
  • Helpful tips on how to create a question culture in your class.
  • Innovative ideas that make even punctuation and grammar fun.
  • Full "strategy sets" that take kids from blank pages to published prose.
  • An effortless way to encourage effort using a "Definition of Done" instead of a date to drive turn-in of high quality finished work.
  • Write small, learn big! Why short pieces are easier on you and better for your students.
  • It's all in the details. Ten "can't miss" detail strategies that enrich student writing and produce perfect paragraphs at the same time.
  • Teach meaninful elaboration, not just adding adjectives.
  • Techniques to unlock secrets of humor writing
  • Use songs to teach students revision strategies and explore themes
  • Teach the bridge between narrative and expository writing 
  • A fabulous fiction writing framework that doubles as a terrific way to dig into literature.
  • Simple tools for inspiring the imaginations of young writers.
  • An intuitive "write-to-read" approach to nonfiction texts.
  • Say goodbye to grading!
  • Every picture tells a story: A fresh at look at descriptive writing.
  • Six ways to beat Writer's Block so that students never have it again.
  • Beat the time crunch with a high-quality approach to assigning writing as homework. 
  • Use poetry all year long to unchain the voices of your students
  • It doesn't get simpler than this: Run your entire writing program off a single sheet of paper.
  • Publish, don't perish: Easy ways to inspire kids by helping them get their writing out into the world.


I cannot say enough about this conference. It was hands-on and very interactive. Not only did I learn things about teaching my students, I also learned about myself as a writer and I want to start writing my own stories. Hands down, best conference I have attended--worth every penny!                                                                              
  Holly Pace, grade 4               


If this workshop doesn't ignite your passion for teaching writing you might want to make sure you have a fuse!

                                                                Laurie McDaniel, 9th grade