Monday, March 2, 2015

March with the RRVWP

March has arrived! Will spring be far behind?

Here's what's going on with the RRVWP this month. Please mark your calendars and join us for as many of these activities as you can.

The RRVWP Annual Reunion for all members will be held in the afternoon on Sunday, March 29, at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. More information about this event will be sent out soon.

The RRVWP Professional Book Club is meeting at the UND Bookstore from 2:00-3:30 pm on Sunday, March 8, to finish our discussion of the The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems by Frances Mayes.

The Grand Forks Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, March 18, at 6:00 pm at Andrea Scherer's to discuss Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, one of the writers appearing at the UND Writers Conference, March 25-27. Email Andrea Scherer <andrealscherer[at]gmail[dot]com> if planning to attend.

At our next Saturday Seminar, "A Syntactic Look at Sentences, " participants will examine sentence-level syntax, learn to manipulate sentence syntax to create varying effects for readers, and discuss how syntax strategies can be used to scaffold students K-16.

We will meet from 1:00-4:00 pm in Room 167 at Central High School in Grand Forks on Saturday, March 21. Enter through Door #6 (new music/theater addition). Parking is available in the lot kitty corner from Central. This session is open now for registration on My Learning Plan for PRISM credit. If you plan to attend but not sign up on My Learning Plan, please contact Pam Fisher at the email below so we plan for the appropriate number of copies. 

The Saturday Seminars are open to other educators in addition to RRVWP TCs, so if you would like to attend and bring your teaching colleagues, they may attend as well and earn PRISM credit or clock-hour certificates. And, even if YOU cannot attend, please pass the word on to any interested colleagues.

The Fargo-Moorhead Book Club has plans to meet on Friday, March 27, at Usher's House in Moorhead from 4:30-6:00 pm to discuss The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. RSVP to Dan Dooher at <DTDOOHER2006[at]alum[dot]csbsju[dot]edu> if planning to attend. You need not have read the book to join the discussion and learn more about the book.

The Grand Forks Writing Group will meet on Saturday, March 28, at 1:00 pm at the home of Nancy Devine to workshop pieces of any genre. All RRVWP members are welcome to attend. You need not have attended meetings in the past nor commit to attending all meetings to be a part of the GF Writing Group. If planning to attend, RSVP to Pam Fisher at <pam[dot]fisher[at]gfschools[dot]org>.

The Fargo Writing Group is meeting on Monday, March 30, from 7:00-8:30. Please RSVP to Kim Rensch at <renschk[at]fargo[dot]k12[dot]nd[dot]us> if planning to attend.

As always, you can keep up with RRVWP events by liking us on Facebook, joining the listserv, and following this blog.