The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
West Chester University
720 S. High St
West Chester, PA 19383
Pauline Schmidt, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project (PAWLP) is one of the oldest sites of the National Writing Project (NWP). PAWLP follows NWP's guiding principles and provides professional development, develops resources, generates research, and acts on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities. PAWLP believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. We work in partnership with institutions, organizations, and communities to develop and support leadership for educational improvement.
PAWLP offers summer and school-year courses and workshops in teaching writing, teaching literature, writing-reading connections, authentic assessment, and special topics of interest to educators. For information on how to bring a course or professional development program to your districtemail Director Dr. Pauline Schmidt
or call 610-436-2202.
We've alphabetized and catalogued our entire curriculum library and now you can access it from home! When you want to borrow something, come to campus and we will create an online username for you. This will help us keep track of our collection. Check it out here: PAWLP Curriculum Library.
Join PAWLP Fellows and Friends in shared inquiry as they meet regularly to discuss issues of social justice. Meetings occur every second Saturday of the month. The first meeting for 2019 will be January 12th and this meeting will be held at the Saxby's on High St. Unless noted, all remaining meetings will be held in Main Hall, room 200 from 9:00-10:30am.
Books being discussed this year are So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo; Not Light, But Fire by Matthew Kay; and Troublemakers by Carla Shalaby.
Around the Table with PAWLP
PAWLP's new literary magazine is accepting personal narratives, poems, memoirs and fiction. Also to be submitted are photos, artwork, royalty-free images from Google or other sources, drawings, sketches and music to be included with your writing. Please keep the word count under 2000. Send writings and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Children's Books group 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Continuity 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
February 2nd, March 30th, and April 27th
All gatherings take place in Main Hall, Room 200 unless noted
SATURDAY SEMINAR-PAWLP Day-Registration Open!
Keynote Speaker - Matthew Kay
March 2, 2019
Sykes Student Union