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Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

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Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

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.

Emily Aguiló-Peréz, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Jason Vanfosson, Ph.D.
Associate Director

About Us

WCU Faculty & Staff

Dr. Pauline Schmidt headshot
Emily Aguilo=Perez headshot
Jason Vanfossom Headshot

PAWLP Leadership Team

Advisory Board


  • Matthew Bloome
  • Jolene Borgese
  • Rita DiCarne
  • Lynne Dorfman
  • Tricia Ebarvia
  • Janice Ewing
  • Kathy Garrison
  • Jen Greene
  • Brian Kelley
  • Dana Kramaroff
  • Greg Maigur
  • Liz Mathews
  • Frank Murphy
  • Kelly Virgin
  • Sharon Williams

Fellows' Educational Blogs

Several Fellows maintain educational blogs. Follow them to see how the Project philosophy infuses the thinking of fellow educators.

PAWLP E-Journal

National Writing Project

National Writing Project

  • Former PAWLP Director Mary Buckelew participated in a show about Living History: Reading, Writing, and Learning at a National Park on NWP Radio. Listen to the archived show from April 25.
  • PAWLP Co-Director Lynne Dorfman also participated in an NWP Radio archived show from March 28 entitled Reading, Writing, and Mentor Texts: Imagining Possibilities.

Information for Young Writers Staff

PAWLP Newsletters

"Write Share Connect"


Monthly Themes

  • August: Why I Teach
  • September: Building Community
  • October: Recommended Read-Alouds or Professional Books
  • November: Conferring
  • December/January: Key Strategies to Move Students forward as Readers, Writers, and Thinkers
  • February: Sustaining Positive Energy for Teachers and Students
  • March: Teaching to and for Diverse Populations
  • April: Incorporating Poetry Into Your Day or Week

Call 610-436-2598 or

email Pauline Schmidt to register.
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