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Scholastic Awards Night. The Keynote speaker is Stacy DeKeyser author of The Rhino in right Field. The date is March 12th 5-8pm at the Connecticut Convention Center
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Upcoming Events

  1. 1/25 Teacher-as-Writer Workshops
  2. 1/27 Connecticut Student Writers Submission Deadline
  3. 2/6 Leadership Council
  4. 2/22 Teacher-as-Writer Workshop
  5. 3/5 Leadership Council
  6. 3/12 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Night
  7. 4/4 Teacher-as-Writer Workshop
  8. 4/9 Leadership Council
  9. 5/2 Teacher-as-Writer Workshop
  10. 5/7 Leadership Council

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  • The Power and Importance of Publication January 22, 2020
    First week back at UConn, but I assure you I didn’t spend my vacation on a sunny isle.  I spent my time working on the Scholastic Writing Awards, followed by the Letters About Literature contest, and now the deadline for Connecticut Student Writersis fast approaching!Sometimes I think I was crazy to take on the work […]
    Jason Courtmanche
  • What To Read This Break December 12, 2019
    This is finals week, so this is my last post till the end of January.  I’ve been thinking a lot about what to write.  There’s the controversial:  UConn is raising tuition 23 percent in the next five years.  Michael Reagan praised Betsy DeVos in the Washington Post for dismantling the Department of Education.  The Killingly […]
    Jason Courtmanche

Results of the 2019 CT Student Writers Contest!

This year, the Connecticut Writing Project received over 1,800 submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art from student writers from all over CT for the Connecticut Student Writers Contest. These submissions were reviewed by volunteer teachers from across the state and the results are in!

Follow the links for lists of:  2019 Published Authors 2019 Published Art 2019 Honorable Mentions 2019 Honored Teachers




Photos from Connecticut Student Writers Awards Night 2019

First Annual Connecticut Literary Festival

Literary Festival

The Connecticut Writing Project co-sponsored the first annual Connecticut Literary Festival, which took place Saturday October 5, 2019 at Real Art Ways in Hartford. Writers, publishers,performers, and lovers of literature gathered to celebrate Connecticut’s literary tradition through good food, sharing, and of course, writing. Check out their website here.

We had a large number of CWP affiliates participate in the program: Jon Anderson, Jason Courtmanche, Amy Nocton, Sean Forbes, Ryan Amato, Dennis Barone, Stephen Ostrowski, Joan Sydney, Mika Taylor, Ken Cormier, Michael Belanger, Pegi Deitz Shea, Margaret Gibson, Daniel Donaghy, Marilyn Nelson, and Elizabeth Thomas.

CWP News and Updates

  • National Writing Project Northeast Regional Sites Conference
    The Consortium of Northeast National Writing Projects is accepting proposals for their first regional conference: Writing with Youth Inside and Outside of the Classroom. The conference is on May 1st and 2nd, 2020 and proposals are due on December 1, 2019. Visit the New York City Writing Project website for details.
    Posted on September 3, 2019
  • CWP Director Jason Courtmanche interviewed by Neag School of Ed
    As part of the Neag School of Education’s 10 Question Series, director of the Connecticut Writing Project, Jason Courtmanche, discusses his time serving in various positions at UConn, his passion for teaching, and gives advice for writers and teachers.  Check out the full interview here!
    Posted on August 31, 2018
  • CSW Magazine Winners
    Check below for a list of the honored writers and artists who will be published in the 2017 Connecticut Student Writers Magazine. With over 1,500 pieces submitted from about 400 different teachers and 200 different schools, there will be approximately 400 recognized writers published in the magazine. Recognition night will be May 11, 2017, from 4:00-7:00PM in […]
    Posted on March 12, 2017

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