News and Highlights

The Connecticut Writing Project's 2016 Student Writer's Contest has officially concluded. An updated list of winners and honorable mentions can be found here. Also, we're pleased to announce our featured artists here. Our thanks go out to all of the talented students, as well as the dedicated teachers and parents, who made this year's Connecticut Student Writer's contest a success. We look forward to seeing you at our annual awards night, Wednesday May 11th.

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We are pleased to announce that the Connecticut Writing Project-Storrs has been selected to receive a 2016-17 Advanced Institute to Scale Up NWP’s College-Ready Writers Program grant in the amount of $20,000. The purpose of this grant is to invest in 12 - 16 experienced middle and high school Writing Project teacher-leaders through an Advanced Institute to take place during the summer of 2016 and continue during the 2016-17 school year for a minimum of 30 hours. At least two-thirds of the participating TCs will teach in a high-need school or have experience teaching in a high-need school. Our director, Jason Courtmanche, will be travelling to Washington D.C. with teacher-consultants Danielle Pieratti and Elizabeth Simison March 18-19 for a Launch Meeting of the CRWP Advanced Institute sites.


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Shirley Cowles' article, "My Absolutely Crummy First Draft: The Trials and Triumphs of Motivating the Adolescent Writer" in NCTE's Voices from the Middle is now available!
Click on the picture above to access the article, and please feel free to also check out her podcast.

Congratulations, Shirley!

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The Connecticut Writing Project at Storrs

We invite you to check out this interview of Education Matters where our director, Jason Courtmanche, talks about the Connecticut Writing Project-Storrs and the work we do here.

You can also find out more information about Jason Courtmanche's course for the ECE Pre-College Summer at UCONN, Journeys and Monsters in Essay and Poem


The 53nd Annual Wallace Stevens Poetry Program with Carl Phillips

at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and the University of Connecticut 


Carl Phillips, the 53rd Annual Wallace Stevens Poet, will give two readings from his work on March 22 and 23, 2016.
Please visit the Wallace Stevens page for more information on this event.


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David Polochanin (SI 99), who teaches English at Gideon Welles Middle School in Glastonbury, recently published an op-ed in the Hartford Courant. Click on the image to read the full article.



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Jon Andersen (SI 09), formerly of EO Smith High School and now associate professor of English at Quinebaug Valley Community College, published a poem in the March issue of the English Journal. Click on the image to read the poem.

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