National Writing Project

2009 NWP Annual Meeting—Friday

A rich variety of opportunities are available on Friday. The day begins with a coffee hour at NWP Central, followed by the General Session.

After the General Session, you can choose among an array of NWP sessions. Two rounds of sessions feature the work of teachers, sites, programs, and initiatives of the National Writing Project. The day concludes with the NWP Social at 5:30 p.m.

All workshops, sessions, and events are free. Registration is required for Thursday site development workshops. No registration is required for Friday sessions.


Friday Overview

General Session

Join your colleagues at the NWP General Session on Friday morning. This gathering of writing project teachers, site leaders, educators, and special guests is the keystone event of the Annual Meeting.

Breakout Sessions

Choose from NWP sessions covering a range of topics that includes writing on- and offline, diversity, site leadership, and professional research. No registration is required.

NWP Social

We invite you to cap off your day at the NWP Social on Friday evening.


Other Things of Note


Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided at the Sheraton. Casual lunch options including sandwiches, salads, fruit, and drinks will be available for purchase on the Mezzanine Level of the hotel. In addition, the Sheraton has a hotel restaurant, bar, and coffee bar where food can be purchased throughout the day.

NWP Central

The National Writing Project welcomes all Annual Meeting participants to visit NWP Central in the Liberty Ballroom foyer of the Sheraton Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Sign in and post a dot on the map for your site. Pick up a meeting packet and a nametag. Wireless Internet access will be available free of cost on Thursday and Friday at NWP Central.

At NWP Central you can also collect national program information, visit the sales table, and meet up with your colleagues.

NWP Sales Table

Be sure to stop by the sales table at NWP Central, where you can purchase copies of NWP's award-winning books, buy NWP's signature t-shirts, and pick up other useful materials. The sales table will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

NWP Booth at NCTE

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, Spaces 425 & 427
Be sure to stop by the Pennsylvania Convention Center and visit the NWP exhibit booth at this year's NCTE Convention. NWP staff and local teacher-consultants will be on hand to provide information about writing project programs. The booth will also feature a game, publications, and materials from NWP and local writing project sites.

The booth is open Friday, noon–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

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