2019 Reading Institute: June 10-13, 2019

Join your fellow educators for Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s second annual Reading Institute the week of June 10, 2019!  Stay tuned for details!

2019 Invitational Summer Institute – Apply Now!

The KMWP is currently accepting applications for our 2019 Invitational Summer Institute!  Click here to apply!

2019 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

The KMWP will accept Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest submissions from December 3, 2018 – February 12, 2019.  Please visit our contest webpage for details and specific contest requirements.

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2018 Youth Writing Academy Recap

For our elementary students during the Youth Writing Academy, we learned the true definition of a “memoir” and spent the week crafting our own. Like a true writer, we went through the stages of the writing process and started with a brainstorming activity where neighborhood maps were drawn and special places were annotated. Then, our […]

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2018 ISI – Final Week Recap

June 18 – 22, 2018      2018 ISI Photo Gallery Fellows shifted their writing and thinking from teacher as writer to teacher as instructor of writing during this final week of the summer institute. We were treated to creative morning logs to include a morning tea, a comic strip, found poetry and journey journal to wrap […]

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2018 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 11-15, 2018 Week 2 of the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Summer Institute was full of writing, discussion, and even a little drawing. After a few earlier gatherings, the group bonded easily and immediately started talking about future collaboration and forming a book club. They got to know each other even better during the days […]

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2018 ISI – Week 1 Recap

April 26 & 28, June 9, 2018 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute started off strong during their first few meetings on April 26th, April 28th, and June 9th. Past and present fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike got to know one another and explored what was to come in the next two weeks. […]

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Write with Us: KMWP’s Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

We are excited to launch our annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest for 2017 – 2018 and invite you to try our ideas for writing about place with your students. We’ll share new classroom writing ideas with you each week, and hope you’ll share some of your own ideas with us. The annual contest will […]

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2017 KMWP Showcase

On August 12, 2017, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual awards event. During our showcase, we recognized outstanding educators in the KMWP community who promoted literacy and leadership during the 2016-2017 academic year.  We also celebrated young authors for their winning compositions in the 2017 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest.  Attendees […]

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2017 Youth Writing Academy Recap

In the 2017 Youth Writing Academy for elementary age students, students began the week by learning what a Memoir is and writing their very own “memoir” piece. After brainstorming important people, places, and events in their lives, they chose a specific memory to begin writing about and work on throughout the week. Each day we […]

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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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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 with entries in three groups: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 -8; and grades 9-12. As a teacher and a fellow of The Kennesaw Mountain […]

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