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    Valley Forge National Park Campers
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    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.


Virtual Writing Group Sessions: 9-10am

Please join us when we come together to talk about our current projects.  Some members are working on picture books, novels in verse, and even books for 'grown-ups'!

Facilitators offer prompts, ideas, and feedback and even provide the luxury of some writing time.

Our next meeting is Saturday, August 14th at 9am.

Click here for the Zoom Link. 


Continuity Sessions

Our 2020-2021 Continuity Sessions have come to an end. Be on the lookout for announcements about the 2021-2022 series of meetings that will start in the fall!


Social Justice Inquiry Group: 9-10:30am

Please join us on the third Saturday of the month, when we come together to discuss anti-racist education. 


The June meeting of the PAWLP Social Justice Inquiry Group will be on Saturday, June 26, from 9AM-10:30AM ET.
This month, Liz Mathews will share the ongoing results of a 2021 equity survey of the Inquiry Group and participants will dialogue and identify responsive actions. Additionally, participants will collaboratively reflect on PAWLP’s recent partnership in May with the Philadelphia Writing Project to examine Jericho Brown’s The Tradition and will also set a summer plan for the group’s shared or independent reading. New as well as returning participants are welcome to join, as always.

Click here to join the zoom.



Around the Table with PAWLP
View our Fall 2019 Edition HERE

PAWLP's 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 2021:

Joint Book Discussion with our sister-site, PhilWP on Jericho Brown's The Tradition


Wednesday, May 12th from 6-7:30pm


Click here to register for this event. You will receive the zoom link before the event. 


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