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  • Check Out the National Writing Project’s Upcoming Events & New Resources

    The Write Time with Kwame Alexander & Tyler Jones It’s a knock out: Talking about Becoming Muhammad Ali with Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander’s newest novel Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with best-selling author James Patterson, takes up the childhood of Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. Tyler Jones, a teacher-leader with the Louisville Writing Project, interviews Kwame about this knockout …

    February 16, 2021
  • Writing Together #4 with the NYCWP and Gateway Recreation Area

    Who knew, a year ago, when we in the New York City Writing Project started meeting and writing together online, that we would still be doing this? Along with many others, our morale is ebbing and stress is as high as ever. (See this report.) We also have those feelings of never doing enough and …

    February 2, 2021
  • Teaching Routine Argument Writing, an NWP Online Course

    NWP Teacher-Leaders have been hard at work designing an online course on Teaching Routine Argument Writing. Our goal is to make the most high-leverage aspects of this successful program available to more teachers both outside and inside the NWP network. In this 4-week course, which will launch on February 17th, participants will explore, with an NWP …

    January 28, 2021
  • The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives

    This NEH summer institute was designed by a collaborative team of scholars, veterans, and educators from Duke, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Teaching for Change. Participants (classroom teachers in grades 5-12) will learn the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement and receive resources and strategies to bring it home to their students. They will …

    January 26, 2021
  • NYCWP Spring Catalog

    Spring Writers Residency This MFA-style workshop, designed for writers with works already in progress, draws participants through a series of intensive exercises, readings, and submissions of their own writing, toward a goal of improving and completing projects in various genres. Residents will be responsible for providing feedback to one another and participating in conversations about …

    December 29, 2020
  • The NYCWP’s Reading, Writing, and Teaching Program

    Pandemics on the Page While living through the Covid-19 pandemic, we can look to fiction as a way of understanding our own experiences and those of our students. In this reading and discussion group, we will examine one novel per month and discuss how writers use fictionalized pandemics to address questions about society. Writing will …

    December 14, 2020
  • Join the NYCWP’s Generative Writing Boot Camp

    Looking to start a new piece of writing or creative project? Longing to get back to the page, but finding yourself blocked? Join the NYCWP for three days of generating your own creative writing! Over this three-day “boot camp,” writers will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of prompts and participate in micro-studies …

    December 2, 2020
  • I Matter! Poetry Contest

    The I Matter! poetry contest was launched by high school student Isabella Hanson and is hosted by the National Youth Foundation as a way for students to engage with why Black Lives Matter. Students from across the country are invited to submit their poetry. The top prize is $500 and selected poems will be published …

    December 1, 2020
  • Write Together #2 with the NYCWP and Gateway Recreation Area and National Park

    In the tradition of the Writing Project, we will offer a variety of interactive prompts to support writing as well as the ever-present opportunity to let your pen take you in any direction. We will conclude our session together by asking for your input about the best ways for us to continue to write together …

    November 10, 2020