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Upcoming Events

  1. 11/22 NCTE Annual Convention
  2. 11/23 NCTE Annual Convention
  3. 11/23 Teacher as Writer Workshop
  4. 11/24 NCTE Annual Convention
  5. 12/1 Proposals Due for National Writing Project Northeast Regional Sites Conference
  6. 12/12 CWP Leadership Council Meeting
  7. 12/12 Teacher-Consultant Writing Contest Ceremony
  8. 12/12 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Deadline
  9. 12/14 Teacher as Writer Workshop
  10. 12/23 Scholastic Writing Awards Region-at-Large Judging

RSS The Write Space

  • Subversion or Tradition in the Teaching of Literature November 14, 2019
    Freshman year, Old Testament class.  We met in the basement, not a windowless room but a room with narrow windows at the tops of the long back wall that looked out into concrete pits where leaves, trash, and rainwater collected.  Mr. Parkinson arrived early to fill all four green boards with notes written in yellow […]
    Jason Courtmanche
  • Readers in Every Walk of Life November 7, 2019
    My wife has been getting her hair cut by the same stylist for almost forty years.  They met when Amy was eleven and Michelle was nineteen.I got my haircut from Michelle for many years, too.  I used to take her last Friday appointment, and we’d leisurely drink wine before, during, and after my cut.But Michelle’s […]
    Jason Courtmanche

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.

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.

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

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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