The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
West Chester University
720 S. High St
West Chester, PA 19383
Pauline Schmidt, Ph.D.
Emily Aguiló-Peréz, Ph.D.
Jason Vanfosson, 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 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. A light lunch will be provided.
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 on the second Saturday of the month. This semester, we are reading How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. For more information about the book, click here.
September Meeting - read chapters 1-6
October Meeting - read chapters 7-12
November Meeting - read chapters 13-18
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 email@example.com.
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