Teacher-Writer

During the Summer Institutes, participants read widely in the current research on writing, hear lectures, discuss aspects of the writing process and effective teaching techniques, and work continuously on their own writing, consulting frequently with one another in editing groups for criticism and encouragement. The essays, vignettes, and poems collected in these booklets, chosen by their authors with the advice of the other members of their groups, represent a small sample of the writing that they produce during the summer. 

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It is a basic principle of the Connecticut Writing Project that teachers who themselves write can best help their students to write well. By drafting, discussing, and revising compositions in each of four modes of discourse - personal, objective, analytical, and persuasive - the participants in the Summer Institute develop their understanding of the writing process through first-hand experience. In so doing, they also produce the rich and delightfully readable anthology of works in progress that you will find in each edition.

Click the images below for PDF versions of Teacher-Writer, which was formerly known as Summer Fellows. 

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 Teacher Writer 2015 Cover
Tales From
the Meat Locker
2015 (Volume VII) 
 teacher writer 2014
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse,
2014 (Volume VI) 
 And then the guy got up and left
And then the guy got up and left
2013 (Volume V)
Teacher-Writer
Teacher-Writer 2012, (Volume IV) 
 Of Vice and Verse
Of Vice and Verse, 2011 Summer Institute Fellows 
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No Unexpressed Thoughts, 2010 Summer Institute Fellows
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I've Climbed this Staircase Before, 2009 Summer Institute Fellows
 CoverArt2008
The Dirty Dozen, Plus Three,
2008 Summer Institute Fellows
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Spill the Coffee, Crappy Desks, Dang!,
2007 Summer Institute Fellows
 2006  Boing! '05
Boing!
2005
 Rooms of Gold '04
Rooms of Gold
2004
 Surprises! '03
Surprises!
2003
 Look What We Did! '02
Look What We Did!
2002
Runes '01
Runes
2001
 Composition Theory and Other Mysteries '00
Composition Theory
& Other Mysteries
2000
 Writing on the Wall '99
Writing on
the Wall
1999
SI 1998
Sleepless in Connecicut
1998
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Real Words,
Real Worlds
1997
 SI 1996
What Calvin Heard
1996
 SI 1995
..It Should Be a
Metaphor
1995
SI 1994
Inner Voices
1994
SI 1993
Sidewalks & Scaffolding
1993
 SI 1992
Paradigm Lost
1992
 SI 1991
Seques
1991
SI '91
My Word!
Modes of Discourse
1991
Teaching on theEdge
Teaching on the
"Edge"
1990
 SI Este Bombus '90
Este Bombus
Aliquid Significat
1990
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Voices
1989
Writes of Fellowship
Writes of
Fellowship
1988
 Soundings '88
Soundings
1988
 Heavy Meta-Morphosis '87
Heavy
Meta-Morphosis
1987
 Alchemy '87
Alchemy
1987
Flurries 1986
Flurries
1986
 Musings & Meanings '85
Musings & Meanings
1985
 Grace Under Pressure '85
Grace Under Pressure
1985
Writings III '84
Writings III
1984
 Visions and Revisions '83
Vision and Revisions
1983
 SI 1982
Doughnuts and Dittos, 1982