Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

KMWP’s Annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest opens for online submissions on February 10, 2017 until April 14, 2017. The annual writing contest is open to all content areas ...

2017 Invitational Summer Institute

2017 Invitational Summer Institute Blurring the Lines: Writing for Work and Play The KMWP Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is strongly grounded on the National Writing Project (NWP) principle that teachers ...

Second Saturday Series

KMWP is pleased to announce our Second Saturday Series beginning on September 10. Join us and your fellow educators for an informational morning of fun, camaraderie, and professional development. Come ...

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2017 Youth Writing Academy Recap

In the 2017 Youth Writing Academy for elementary age students, students began ...

2017 KMWP Showcase

Please mark Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm on your calendar ...

2016 NWP Annual Meeting

Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project was excited to serve as the host site ...

Kickoff Event – Second Saturday Series

On September 10, 2016, KMWP fellows and 3 guests attended a Great ...

2016 KMWP Awards Banquet

On August 25, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual ...

2016 Youth Writing Academy

In the Young Authors Camp for Elementary School Students, we shared about ...

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2017 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 19 – 23, 2017 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute charged ahead during the week of June 19. Fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike explored playful, engaging methods for teaching argument and grammar. The week began with presentations from Rob and Amanda Montgomery on using imagery to spur writing. Amanda presented a series […]

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2017 ISI – Week 1 Recap

June 12 – 16, 2017 After three days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2017 Summer Institute got fully underway on Monday, June 12. Co-directors Tommy Jolly, Amanda Montgomery, and Rob Montgomery led the 16 fellows in several first-day activities designed to both build community and facilitate thinking about approaches to narrative writing. First, Rob had the […]

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KMWP Strategic Planning Meeting

This is an exciting time for KMWP! On Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, KMWP held a Strategic Planning Meeting to think through the work of our site and plan for upcoming work.  The meeting was led by KMWP Director Jennifer Dail and was attended by several KMWP fellows.  The goals for the session […]

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KMWP Announces Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Winners for 2016

The KMWP announces our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest winners for 2016: Cassidy Ginn from Thomas Crossroads is our Elementary School winner for an essay about a trip to the beach and making “drip castles” for Oma. Teacher: Jodi Smith An excerpt from Cassidy’s submission: I wanted to see what the view from the […]

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2016 Youth Writing Academy

Encourage your student writers to explore their craft this summer in the annual Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Youth Writing Academy. Registration is now open at the Youth Writing Academy web page. Space is limited. The 2016 Youth Writing Academy camps Creative Writing for Middle School Creative Writing for High School Young Authors Camp for rising […]

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2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

KMWP hosted its 2016 Literacy Conference, “Place, Play, and the Power of Writing,” on Saturday, March 19.  Award-winning young adult author, Dr. Chris Crowe, of Brigham Young University was the Keynote Speaker.  He shared his experiences as author, researcher, and teacher of young adult literature with participants inviting conversation around creative writing and the use of historical non-fiction in […]

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Leslie’s Legacy: Writing About Place

KMWP announces the 2016 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Writing Contest. Leslie Walker was a KMWP fellow who strived to create community in her classroom through writing about place. This ongoing effort was realized through her dedication to teaching writing to her students. To continue Leslie’s work, we invite teachers to prompt their students to […]

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2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

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The 25th Annual KSU Conference On Literature For Children And Young Adults

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2015 Awards Banquet

June 25 was the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s (KMWP) annual awards banquet. We celebrated the KMWP fellows of our 2015 Invitational Summer Institute (ISI), we honored the work of teachers and leaders in our community who promote literacy and leadership, and we praised the young authors and recipients of our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise […]

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