Mike Cadden presented his paper “The Novel in Verse and its Problem with Fantasy” at the Children’s Literature Association Conference in, Biloxi, MS.
Cynthia Jenéy presented her paper, " 'How to Ride in Every Saddle': Medieval Arthurian Literature and Some Voices of Medieval Horse Mounted Culture" at the First Annual St. Louis University Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, in St. Louis, MO
Missouri Youth Write, 2013, a collection of Missouri Writing Region award-winning entries, is now online. The collection was edited by Prairie Lands teacher consultant Rebecca Dierking, now of Truman State University, and Rachel Stancliff, who received her MAA in Written Communication, Technical Writing Option from MWSU this May. Prairie Lands Writing Project coordinates the Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards contest with support from the Missouri Writing Projects Network and the Missouri Association of Teachers of English. The 2014 contest will open in mid-September with the regional awards announced in early February.