National Writing Project

2009 NWP Annual Meeting

November 19–November 21, 2009

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The NWP Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for teachers and site leaders from writing project sites around the country to gather for writing, thinking, and conversation. It includes interactive workshops, information sessions, and lively discussion. All Annual Meeting sessions are conducted by writing project directors, site leaders, and teacher-consultants.

Receptions, reunions, meetings, and other social events are also a vital part of the Annual Meeting.

NWP's Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the NCTE Annual Convention . NCTE's convention will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott . The Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel is NWP's headquarters hotel.

Meeting Overview

Wednesday Highlights

Orient yourself to the Annual Meeting by dropping by the NWP Welcome Room Wednesday evening. Also, please attend a special forum, The Power of Youth Voice: What Kids Learn When They Create with Digital Media. More ›

Thursday Program Highlights

Morning and afternoon site development workshops will focus on the core work of writing project sites. Registration deadline: November 8. More ›

Friday Program Highlights

Friday features the morning General Session and afternoon breakout sessions. No registration is required. More ›

Saturday Program Highlights

A special all-day strand of writing workshops will be conducted at the NCTE Annual Convention by writing project teacher-leaders. The Philadelphia Writing Project is hosting a writing marathon. NWP program and network leadership team meetings will also take place. More ›

Agenda Booklet

For more, please download the 2009 NWP Annual Meeting Agenda Booklet (PDF).


Other Things of Interest

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.

2008 Annual Meeting Highlights

Watch videos of the Annual Meeting General Session speeches, view special NWP photographs of the meeting's events, and read selected writings by teachers in response to the General Session writing prompt. More ›

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