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NYCWP Writing Marathon at Lenox Coffee on 12/11/14

NYCWP Writing Marathon at Lenox Coffee on 12/11/14

On December 11, 2014, the New York City Writing Project hosted a writing marathon at Harlem’s Lenox Coffee, who generously donated their space.  Despite the cold, blustery night, participants enjoyed the warm, cozy space of the café and got an impressive amount of writing done.  Everyone wrote, shared and mingled […]

NaNoWriMo in the Classroom

NaNoWriMo in the Classroom

As the days tick down toward November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) will soon be upon us.  Some of you may have participated in this literary marathon in the past; some of you may have even participated with your students!  NaNoWriMo challenges entrants to write–to completion!–a novel in the month […]

#OurNWP Celebrates 40th Year

#OurNWP Celebrates 40th Year

The National Writing Project (NWP) turns 40 this year and, as part of the celebration, there are many initiatives underway.  One such effort is the proclimation of September 29 – October 3, 2014 as the first-ever Our NWP Week.  Throughout the week, NWP will share photos, quotes and ideas from […]

NYCWP Teacher-Leaders meet with John Legend

NYCWP Teacher-Leaders meet with John Legend

      NYCWP Teacher-Leaders recently met with musician John Legend and Executive Director of the National Writing Project (NWP) to discuss Legend’s latest philanthropic ventures in education.  Participants had the opportunity to share their teaching practice with Legend, as well as to ask him questions about his music, his […]

Summer Institutes

Summer Institutes

  The 2014 Invitational Summer Institute ran from July 8 – 31, 2014. Congratulations to all of our wonderful participants and, as always, thank you for sharing. NYCWP Summer Institutes offer teachers a leadership experience in the teaching of writing and reading. Participants explore ways to improve the teaching of writing […]