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Announcing the 2020 winners of the Connecticut Student Writers Contest. Click here for a full list of the winners!
Announcing Letters About Literature Winners! Click here!
Congrats to our Scholastic National Award Winners! Click here for a list of winners.

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  • Immersed in Literacy April 30, 2020
    I’ve spent the past week immersed in the study of critical race theory and Shakespeare.  After reading Ibram Kendi’s How To Be an Antiracistfor the Equity and Social Justice Committee and the Cultivating Culturally Relevant Pedagogy group, I learned that Jason Reynolds had adapted Kendi’s first book, Stamped From the Beginning, which won the National […]
  • The Pandemic of Inequity April 22, 2020
    About a month into Shelter in Place and I have walked the dog so frequently he’s developed a limp.We have also taken the kids on a lot of walks.  Today being Earth Day, we selected a little triangle of Joshua’s Trust near our house and cleaned it of beer bottles, nips, and Dunkin Donuts cups.  […]

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

Scholastic Writing Awards

Click here for a list of the 2020 Scholastic Writing Awards Winners

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




Scholastic Teacher Recognition Awards

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Click here to view the Scholastic Teacher Recognition Awards

First Annual Connecticut Literary Festival

First annual Connecticut Literary Festival; took place Saturday October 5, 2019; Click image for more information

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.

Teacher-Consultant Contest Winners

Teacher-Consultant Contest Winners

Fiction: Jane Cook
“Just Pretend”
Nonfiction: Amanda Flacshbart
“In Response to Bacon”
Poetry: Amy Nocton
“This Quiet Air So Sharp”

Fiction: Victoria Clarizio
Nonfiction: Ellen Devine
Poetry: Kyle Barron, Sallyanne Ferrero, and Amy Nocton

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