• 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
  • I Can Write the World by Joshunda Sanders

    A Reading and Discussion with the Leonard Leif Library, School of Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies A vibrant story about what makes a place home and the ties between culture and pride. – Kirkus Sanders’ first book in a children’s book series, I Can Write the World, features Ava Murray, a Black girl journalist from …

    November 10, 2020
  • What are we thankful for? Good books, food, and friends

    Rebecca Harper, director of the Augusta University Writing Project in Augusta, Georgia, has put together an impressive schedule of conversations with authors of young adult literature as part of the AU Writing Project Book Club and invites you to join. All educators are welcome, even if you haven’t read the book. Join one or more …

    November 4, 2020