Steinbeck Young Authors Writing Coach Registration Form 2019-2020
The Steinbeck Young Authors Program encourages middle school students to read and discuss Steinbeck’s short story, “The Gift” (part of The Red Pony) or The Pearl as well as to enhance their writing skills. The program consists of three stages: a classroom component of reading, discussing and pre-writing; the Day of Writing event for teacher-nominated students—where they write an essay and are coached by local volunteers; and an Awards Ceremony in late April.

The Day of Writing is an occasion to focus on student writing and revision. Students also participate in hands-on experiences relating to The Red Pony and The Pearl during their day at the Center. The full-day at the NSC demonstrates to students that good writing skills matter; that stories connect readers to human experiences; and that community coaches are eager to discuss writing with student writers. Ultimately, the essays they complete will be judged and awarded by a panel of qualified judges. Your participation will help them compete and improve!

Volunteers are needed at the National Steinbeck Center, Monday, March 2nd, 2020, from 10:30 am to 1:45 pm in order to mentor students and help edit their papers. Lunch and parking validation are included.

If you have any questions feel free to email Natalia Luna or Julie Minnis

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