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 ...

2018 Invitational Summer Institute

Reclaiming Our Voice in Education The KMWP Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is strongly grounded on the National Writing Project (NWP) principle that teachers learn best from other teachers. The ISI ...

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 ...


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

We are excited to launch our annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise ...

2017 KMWP Showcase

On August 12, 2017, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our ...

2017 Youth Writing Academy Recap

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

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 ...

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Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest Submissions Now Open!

Visit our contest page to find directions for submitting contest entries and for lesson and writing ideas. We encourage you to submit your ideas for writing about place. Please contact Mary Ann Stillerman, contest organizer, at mary.stillerman@gmail.com if you would like to share what your students are writing. The Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Writing Contest accepts […]

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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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2016 Youth Writing Academy

In the Young Authors Camp for Elementary School Students, we shared about ourselves as people and as writers and brainstormed answers to the question, “What do authors do to keep readers engaged?” We also talked about the many different genres of writing and the children talked about where they might focus. We discussed how authors […]

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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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