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Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

Address:
The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
West Chester University
Main Hall
720 S. High St
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2598


Pauline Schmidt, Ph.D.
Director
pschmidt@wcupa.edu
610-436-2202

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    Valley Forge National Park Campers
  • group of students

    Youth Camp - Summer 2018

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    Young Writers hard at work!

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 district

email Director Dr. Pauline Schmidt

or call 610-436-2202.

October Book Club Meeting: Educated by Tara Westover 

We've selected Educated by Tara Westover for our fall Book Club book. Since this is a memoir, we do ask that you read the book before the session. She will be a featured speaker at NCTE in November, but if you'd like more information about the book itself, click here.

We will meet immediately following the Continuity session on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 11:30 to 1:00pm.  Bring your lunch and we will provide beverages and desserts.  

 

 Social Justice Inquiry Group

Join PAWLP Fellows and Friends in shared inquiry as they meet regularly to discuss issues of social justice.  Meetings will be held in Main Hall, room 200 from 9:00-10:30am.

 

 

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 aroundthetablewithpawlp@gmail.com.

 

Coming Events for 2019-2020

Continuity Saturdays for Fall 2019:

September 7th, October 5th, and November 2nd

Writing Children's Books group 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 
Continuity 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

 

All gatherings take place in Main Hall, Room 200 unless noted

 

PAWLP Day 2020:
Saturday, February 8
Keynote Speaker - Angela Stockman
For more information, visit Angela's website at angelastockman.com or on Twitter @AngelaStockman

 

 

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