Teacher-Writer

During the Summer Institutes, participants read widely in the current research on writing, hear lectures, discuss aspects of the writing process and effective teaching techniques, and work continuously on their own writing, consulting frequently with one another in editing groups for criticism and encouragement. The essays, vignettes, and poems collected in these booklets, chosen by their authors with the advice of the other members of their groups, represent a small sample of the writing that they produce during the summer. 

It is a basic principle of the Connecticut Writing Project that teachers who themselves write can best help their students to write well. By drafting, discussing, and revising compositions in each of four modes of discourse - personal, objective, analytical, and persuasive - the participants in the Summer Institute develop their understanding of the writing process through first-hand experience. In so doing, they also produce the rich and delightfully readable anthology of works in progress that you will find in each edition.

Click the images below for PDF versions of Teacher-Writer, which was formerly known as Summer Fellows. 

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Teacher-Writer 2020:
Unmute: (Re)Imagining Voices
(Volume XII)

Teacher-Writer 2019:
Talkaboutability
(Volume XI)

Teacher-Writer 2018:
Misspelled Made Up Words (Volume X)

Teacher-Writer 2017:
Game of Roses
(Volume IX)

Teacher-Writer 2016:
Baker's Dozen: May Contain Nuts
(Volume VIII)

Teacher Writer 2015 Cover

Teacher-Writer 2015:
Tales From
the Meat Locker
(Volume VII)

 teacher writer 2014

Teacher-Writer 2014:
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
(Volume VI)

Teacher-Writer 2013:
And then the guy got up and left
(Volume V)

Teacher-Writer 2012:
It Sounded Like a Good Idea in March
(Volume IV)


Summer Institute Fellows 2011:
Of Vice and Verse
(Volume III)

Summer Institute
Fellows 2010:

No Unexpressed Thoughts

Summer Institute
Fellows 2009:

I've Climbed this Staircase Before

Summer Institute
Fellows 2008:

The Dirty Dozen, Plus Three

Summer Institute
Fellows 2007
:
Spill the Coffee, Crappy Desks, Dang!

Summer Institute
Fellows 2005:

Boing!

Summer Institute
Fellows 2004:

Rooms of Gold

Summer Institute
Fellows 2003:

Surprises!

Summer Institute
Fellows 2002
:
Look What We Did!

Summer Institute
Fellows 2001
:
Runes

Summer Institute
Fellows 2000:

Composition Theory
& Other Mysteries


Summer Institute
Fellows 1999:

Writing on
the Wall

Summer Institute
Fellows 1998
:
Sleepless in Connecticut
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Summer Institute
Fellows 1997:

Real Words,
Real Worlds

Summer Institute
Fellows 1996:

What Calvin Heard

Summer Institute
Fellows 1995
:
Whatever It is, It Should Be a
Metaphor

Summer Institute
Fellows 1994
:
Inner Voices

Summer Institute
Fellows 1993
:
Sidewalks & Scaffolding

Summer Institute
Fellows 1992
:
Paradigm Lost

Summer Institute
Fellows 1991
:
Segues

Summer Institute
Fellows 1991
:
My Word!
Modes of Discourse

Summer Institute
Fellows 1990
:
Teaching on the
"Edge"

Summer Institute
Fellows 1990
:
Este Bombus
Aliquid Significat
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Summer Institute
Fellows 1989
:
Voices
Summer Institute Fellows 1988:
Writes of
Fellowship

Summer Institute
Fellows 1988
:
Soundings

Summer Institute
Fellows 1987
:
Heavy
Meta-Morphosis

Summer Institute
Fellows 1987
:
Alchemy

Summer Institute
Fellows 1986
:
Flurries

Summer Institute
Fellows 1985
:
Musings & Meanings

Summer Institute
Fellows 1985
:
Grace Under Pressure

Summer Institute
Fellows 1984
:
Writings III

Summer Institute
Fellows 1983
:
Vision and Revisions

Summer Institute
Fellows 1982
:
Doughnuts and Dittos