Writing Geography: Stories of Space and Place is a project and program of the Missouri Geographic Alliance that seeks to develop and publicize geographical writing and writing about geography for distribution through Missouri media.
Geography students and geographers are encouraged to write essays or construct maps that inform, enlighten, or express an opinion about subjects and issues related to spaces and places, geography, geographical perspectives, and geospatial technology.
Through generating and publicizing the availability of numerous writings, maps, and graphics, the Missouri Geographic Alliance raises awareness across the state about:
- Geography and geographic perspectives
- Patterns and differences across space
- Uniqueness of places and locations
- Geospatial technologies
- Geography education
- The history and geography of Missouri
- Understanding of current local, regional, national, and international events
- Challenges in the education, teaching, and understanding of geography
The program also provides an outlet for geographical thinking and practice for geography students, teachers, and professionals and the opportunity to develop credited work.
Send your creative and factual writings and maps, ideas, and questions to the Missouri Geographic Alliance at mga.missouri.edu. Volunteers are available to discuss and help develop ideas. The Missouri Geographic Alliance will provide editorial services and coordinate with University of Missouri public information staff to share work with media outlets.
This information is available as a .pdf poster here: Writing Geography Poster.