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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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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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2015 ISI – Week 1 Recap

After two days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2015 Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) got fully underway on Monday, June 8. With an emphasis this year on place-based writing and finding inspiration in nature, co-director Kitty Drew and her colleague Mary Ann Stillerman got the fellows exploring KSU’s campus in order to write with a photographer’s eye. […]

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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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