DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 10/19: The Connecticut Writing Project Announces the 2018 Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest
CWP is proud to announce the 2018 Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest! A $100 prize will be awarded in each of the following categories: Poetry, Prose-Fiction, Prose-Nonfiction. This contest is open to all Teacher-Consultants who have completed a four-week Summer Institute with the Connecticut Writing Project-Storrs, in any year. Award recipients' work will be published in print and on the CWP website. The deadline has been extended until Friday, October 19, 2018. Please limit submissions to six poems and two prose pieces per category. Electronic submissions are preferred; please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view previous winners and copies of the magazine, please go to https://cwp.uconn.edu/tc-writing.
Letters About Literature
In collaboration with the Neag School of Education, the Connecticut Writing Project will be sponsoring this year's Library of Congress' Letters About Literature.
The deadline is January 12, 2018.
More info to come! Contact Jason at email@example.com.
You can also download the flier below.
This is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12 who are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author, living or dead, about how the book affected them personally. This contest is made possible by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and support by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
CWP News and Updates
- ANNOUNCING THE 2018 TEACHER CONSULTANT WRITING CONTESTClick on the photo for more information!Posted on September 7, 2018
- CWP Director Jason Courtmanche interviewed by Neag School of EdAs 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
- Make Believe Writing and Real World Writing: How to Assess Writing About Literature October 11, 2018Every Wednesday I have lunch with my mentee. She’s the fifth mentee I’ve had, and one thing I’ve noticed is that several had received special education accommodations in high school but had not sought them in college. Once they were put in place, the problems were resolved. In my current mentee’s case, I think a […]Jason Courtmanche
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
The Neag School of Education Alumni Board is currently seeking nominations for its 2019 Neag School Alumni Awards. Submit an online nomination for deserving alumni in six award categories.
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 30, 2018.
**For more information, visit: https://education.uconn.edu/alumni/alumni-award-nominations/.**
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrs CampusAustin - Stern Lounge
Teacher-as-Writer workshop. Please send RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the workshop can be found on the CWP website.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Storrs CampusUConn Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Wednesday, October 24 -- Dennis Barone, Professor of English at the University of Saint Joseph, and James Finnegan, President of the Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens, will read from their anthology, Visiting Wallace: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Wallace Stevens.
Visiting Wallace collects an astonishing variety of poems inspired by Stevens, including poems by such well known figures as Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg and Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery and Susan Howe.
3:00 p.m. at the UConn Barnes and Noble Bookstore (on Front Street).
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Storrs CampusUConn Bookstore, Storrs Center
Wednesday, October 24
Shane McCrae/Aetna Writer-in-Residence
Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, Storrs Center, 6:00 pm
Co-sponsored with the Aetna Chair of Writing and the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore
Shane McCrae is the author of six books of poetry--most recently, In the Language of My Captor (2017), which won the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Award, and The Gilded Auction Block (2018). He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Join many of the contributing writers and Marty Podskoch himself as we explore CT's unique stories from 169 cities!