Photos from the 2019 Connecticut Student Writers Recognition Night
On May 16, 2019 at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts at UConn-Storrs, over 600 students and teachers were honored. Acclaimed children's book author Suzy Kline, writer of the Horrible Harry and Herbie Jones book series, gave a keynote speech that encouraged the young writers to collect stories from their everyday lives. One student from each grade read their piece for the audience of over 1,500 people! Check back here for details about next year's Connecticut Student Writers contest!
Colson Whitehead Reading Project
Teacher as Writer Workshop
Registration Due for Fall Teacher-Writer Retreat
Conference for Secondary School Writing Centers
CWP Writers Retreat
CWP Writers Retreat
Connecticut Literary Festival
CWP Writers Retreat
CWP Leadership Council Meeting
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!
Winners of the 2018 Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest!
Thank you to all the Teacher-Consultants who submitted to the 2018 contest. The results are in! The winners in the following categories are: Poetry—“Farmer’s Almanac” by Joan Muller, Nonfiction—“Beyond Words" by Ann Policelli Cronin, and Fiction—"Ouroboros" by Sophie Buckner.
To see what pieces were awarded honorable mentions and a list of past winners, go to https://cwp.uconn.edu/tc-writing.
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CWP News and Updates
- Scholastic Writing AwardsCWP has become an Affiliate Partner of the Scholastic Writing Awards. Students from grades 7-12 can submit work for the opportunity to be recognized through publication, ceremony, exhibition, and scholarship. Submissions are open until December 12, 2019 and can be submitted at https://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/CT001W/.Posted on September 13, 2019
- ANNOUNCING THE 2019 TEACHER-CONSULTANT WRITING CONTESTThe Connecticut Writing Project is proud to announce the 11th annual Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest! The deadline for the contest is Tuesday October 15, 2019. The three categories of the contest are Poetry, Prose, and Prose Non-Fiction. Submissions can be sent to email@example.com. Winners will receive a $100 prize and their work will be published in […]Posted on August 29, 2019
- National Writing Project Northeast Regional Sites ConferenceThe 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
- Twelfth Annual Conference for Secondary School Writing CentersOn Friday September 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the University of Connecticut Writing Center will host the the Twelfth Annual Conference for Secondary School Writing Centers at the Storrs Student Union. The event is designed for secondary school teachers and students who have interest in benefiting their schools writing centers. Registration begins […]Posted on August 30, 2019
- Registration for the Fall 2019 Teacher-Writer RetreatRegistration for the fall 2019 Teacher-Writer Retreat at Wisdom House is now open! If you are interested in this opportunity then be sure to apply by Monday September 23. For more information contact Danielle Pieratti at firstname.lastname@example.org.Posted on August 30, 2019