HBU to Host Annual Writers Conference

Houston Baptist University will host the HBU Annual Writers Conference: Creativity in the Classroom, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 27, in the University Academic Center on the campus of Houston Baptist University. The conference will feature speakers, workshop sessions, and panel discussions, including by HBU president, Dr. Robert B. Sloan, HBU faculty members and students, and Writers in the Schools.

Jayme McGhan, dean of the HBU School of Fine Arts, and a noted playwright, will deliver the keynote address, “High-Impact Storytelling in the Classroom (or How to Be More Interesting Than Your Students’ Smartphones).”

The conference is ideal for educators, seasoned writers and beginning writers, and is family-friendly. Four hours of TEA-recognized Continuing Education Units (CEU) hours are available for educators.

Session topics include:

Using Media Well

Deliberate Practice and Creative Pedagogy

Narration: Path to Writing Fluency

Processes for Preparing Students for College-Level Learning

Memory Blueprint: A WITS Writing Experience

Teaching the Analytic Essay through Film


Register online. The cost is $30 for general admission, $50 for CEU credit, and free for HBU students and faculty/staff.