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 Writing Project, Leslie Walker 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 experiment writing about a specific place. What they express in their writing may be factual, imagined, or a combination of both.

Teachers are invited to submit up to 20 of their students’ most interesting pieces to our contest.

Help Leslie Walker’s legacy live on by adding the KMWP Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest to your annual plans. Entries may be submitted digitally via the link on the contest page. 


Author:Mary Ann Stillerman

Mary Ann is an English Language Arts teacher at The Walker School and serves as the KMWP Continuity Chair.

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