How Writers Read and Hone their Craft: Free Webcast on April 18 for Writing X Tech Week

Nine free webcasts by leading educators also archived for anytime viewing

What: Webcast on Connecting Great Reads to Great Writing
Who: Roy Peter Clark, Vice President, Poynter Institute for Media Studies
When: Monday, April 18, 2016, 1:00 p.m. PST
Where: Register at
Description: What do great writers read? How does reading help these writers to hone their craft? Join us for an entertaining and enlightening exploration of the techniques that great writers deploy. Acclaimed writer, journalist, and writing teacher, Roy Peter Clark, will share his “X-ray reading” approach to help teach writers at all levels how to read with an eye toward learning--and improving--their writing with the help of great literature.

About Writing X Tech:
Turnitin Writing X Tech ( #writingxtech ) offers nine webcasts during the week of April 18 to 22. Theme for this year's series is The Writing Mindset and how thinking differently about writing can engage students and set them up for success. Webcasts are offered for educators in higher ed and K-12. Teachers may also find sessions suitable for students to participate. Turnitin hosts Writing X Tech each year to bring compelling, thought-provoking topics into the discourse about writing instruction. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds and often express refreshing and new ideas that teachers in K-12 and academic instructors may not have considered before. These sessions and previous years are archived at

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