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2005 NWP Rural Sites Network Spring Retreat

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2005 NWP Rural Sites Network Spring Retreat

Teaching Writing in Rural Contexts

March 11–13, 2005

Lake Natoma Inn
Folsom, California
Host site: Northern California Writing Project

Please join us at the 2005 Rural Sites Network (RSN) Spring Retreat, "Teaching Writing in Rural Contexts." Continuing the tradition of excellence begun in 1999, the 2005 RSN retreat will bring together teachers from across the country to address issues critical to the teaching of writing in rural America.

NWP teacher-consultants from across the country will share their knowledge and practices in rounds of concurrent workshop sessions. They will be joined by featured speaker Rachel B. Tompkins, Ed. D., president of the Rural School and Community Trust, who will share her expertise in strengthening relationships between rural schools and communities through advocacy, research, and outreach. The conference will also feature Dr. Robert Brooke, Sharon Bishop, and Robyn Dalton of the Nebraska Writing Project, speaking about their book, Rural Voices.

For registration information, visit the Northern California Writing Project website, or download the flyer and registration form below. Contact Tom Fox, RSN Retreat coordinator ( or Suzanne Linebarger (, Northern California Writing Project for any questions.

Pre-retreat Activities
Come early and take part in "Writing, Vineyards, Orchards, and History," a writing and sightseeing trip into the breathtaking beauty of the Sierra foothills. A prepaid $35 fee covers coach fare, park and vineyard fees, and lunch. This activity is limited to 55 participants, so register early!

Downloadable Files

RSN Spring Retreat Program Announcement and Registration Form
The National Writing Project invites you to attend the 2005 Rural Sites Network (RSN) Spring Retreat, "Teaching Writing in Rural Contexts." The registration deadline is February 4, 2005. Late registrations may be accepted on a space-available basis.
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