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 ...


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 ...

KMWP Strategic Planning Meeting

This is an exciting time for KMWP! On Thursday, June 2 and ...

2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

KMWP hosted its 2016 Literacy Conference, “Place, Play, and the Power of ...

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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 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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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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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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2015 ISI – Week 3 Recap

Monday, June 22, 2015 The morning began with breakfast and log from Nathan Edwards followed by writing into the day. With introduction from Nathan, Lyndsay Fleming presented our final demo presentation on inference through the use of writing maps in the social studies classroom. The demo provided fellows opportunities to explore objects in a bag […]

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2015 ISI – Week 2 Recap

Monday morning, June 15th, began with Rob sharing alternative formats/structures for narrative reading for students. Fellows had an opportunity to peruse different titles including House of Leaves, S, and eBook, The Fifty Year Sword.  The group wrote into the morning, eager for the opportunity, falling into the rhythm of ISI personal writing. Later we began the […]

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