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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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Teaching About the Holocaust

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University, in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, presents a two-day professional development event that will provide teachers with resources and pedagogical approaches to teach about the Holocaust. The workshop is FREE of charge and includes books and resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial […]

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2014 NWP Annual Meeting

The National Writing Project 2014 Annual Meeting was held from November 19-21 in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Dail, Rob Montgomery, and Michelle Goodsite attended. At the meeting, they had an opportunity to meet with leadership from other NWP sites. Rob and Michelle participated in a round-table discussion on how writing project sites are rethinking and refreshing the […]

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2014 Literacy Conference

The 2014 Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Literacy Conference REIGNITING, REVITALIZING, RENEWING LITERACY DATE: September 27, 2014 LOCATION: Kennesaw State University, English Building (see maps below) START TIME: 7:30 am (program pickup/onsite registration/breakfast) END TIME: 3:30 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Sheridan Blau Featuring Sessions by Local Educators on the Following Topics Utilizing New Media — Edward Anderson (Georgia […]

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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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Bill Konigsberg visits KSU

Young Adult author Bill Konigsberg will discuss his latest novel, Openly Straight, and how his books are being embraced and banned in schools. He will also discuss the creative process and journey of publishing a novel. —————————————————————— PRAISE FOR OPENLY STRAIGHT “Openly Straight aims high and succeeds brilliantly. It’s up-to-the-second contemporary, funny, unexpected, peppered with […]

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