Thursday, June 30, 2005

The 2005 NCCAT Writing Seminar

Welcome to NCCAT's summer writing seminar!

This year's class centers around short fiction. We'll start out with a flash fiction, then begin work on a story to be completed during the week. You'll have a chance to meet and talk with established writers. There will be time to write, with help and advice on the spot.

The NCCAT seminar aims to allow you to experience a fruitful writing community--ours being composed of novice and experienced writers. Members will support one another in their efforts to write and to learn more about critiquing and revising. In addition, since class members are "teachers who write," we'll touch on how what we do in Cullowhee can benefit students elsewhere.

--Marly Youmans

About NCCAT:

"The idea for NCCAT was born in 1983. Jean Powell of Clinton, who was North Carolina's Teacher of the Year at the time, was invited to speak to the North Carolina Commission on Education . . . Powell told the commission that our state should create a place where teachers could go to become enthusiastic about learning again and could pass this enthusiasm on to their students."

To learn more about this successful effort in teacher renewal, visit


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