National Writing Project

Prelude to Pittsburgh: 2005 NWP Annual Meeting

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 10, No. 1
Date: 2005

Summary: It's not too early to mark your calendar for the 2005 National Writing Project Annual Meeting, November 17–19, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year, the annual meeting will find the NWP at the Omni William Penn Hotel, a historic landmark in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

 

It's not too early to mark your calendar for the 2005 National Writing Project Annual Meeting, November 17–19, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year, the annual meeting will find the NWP at the Omni William Penn Hotel, a historic landmark in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

Those NWP colleagues who attended the 2004 annual meeting in Indianapolis should need no further incentive to make a mental note for this year's gathering. But if you missed Indianapolis—or if you want to revisit some of the highlights—you can find a sample of the proceedings here.

At the website, you can read Executive Director Richard Sterling's address to the general session on what has changed—and what hasn't—over the past 30 years in the field of writing. You can also find the inspiring personal speeches by teacher-consultant Johna Dowdall of the Boston Writing Project (Massachusetts), on her baptism of fire as a new teacher, and by Vanessa Brown, director of the Philadelphia Writing Project (Pennsylvania), on the gift that has proved to be the key to her educational success. And, for a visual treat, you can view some of the hundreds of photographs that captured the sessions and spirit of the annual meeting.

Continue to check the website throughout the year for updates on the 2005 NWP Annual Meeting, including the call for session proposals.

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