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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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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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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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KMWP Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest Winners Announced

We had an incredible response to the annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest this year and are pleased to announce our 2015 winners: Elementary School: “Fangs of Light: The New Leader” by Kylan Barbieri  (Teacher: Susie Pittman) Middle School:  “A Place Void of Time” by Gwyneth Smith (Teacher: Dan Lloyd) High School: “The Tree” by Megan Adam (Teacher: […]

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News from the Mountain

  There are some exciting events happening at the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project: the annual KMWP Awards banquet, Youth Writing Academy summer camps, reading groups, and, of course, the Invitational Summer Institute. KMWP Award nominations are open and online Youth Writing Academy has summer camp for 4th/5th graders Summer Reading Groups for local teachers Save the Date! […]

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2015 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

KMWP begins accepting submissions for the Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest on February 10th. The deadline is April 14th for student compositions in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Encourage promising writers with unique voice to write about place. Download the flyer and learn more on the Writing Contest page.

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Summer Youth Writing Academy

Encourage your student writers to explore their craft this summer in the annual Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Youth Writing Academy. Registration opens in the spring at www.kmwp.org through the KSU Mall link on the Youth Writing Academy web page. Space is limited. The 2015 Youth Writing Academy camps Creative Writing for Middle School  Creative Writing […]

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Congratulations Leslie-Walker Writers of Promise Contest 2014 Winners!

KMWP announces the 2014 Winners of the Leslie-Walker Writers of Promise Contest. We recognized these young writers at the annual KMWP Awards Event on June 25. High School  – The Driveway by Bethany Bell – 10th grade (Teacher: Mrs. Hall – North Atlanta High School)   Middle School  – Flatline by Madison Russell – 8th grade (Teacher: Alicia Grine – Austin […]

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20 Reasons to Join Us at a Summer Institute

In honor of 20 years of teachers teaching teachers at the KMWP, here are 20 reasons to attend the Invitational Summer Institute.  1.  Meet colleagues who share your passion for teaching 2.  Breakfast with fellows each morning with food and activities that center on literary and cultural themes 3.  Amass an arsenal of teaching strategies that […]

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