National Writing Project

Quarterly Authors, Writing Project Booklets Up for National Awards

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 10, No. 2
Date: 2005

If you had to pick one issue of The Quarterly to read from 2004, you might have to choose the fall edition, Volume 26, No. 3. Two articles from that issue have been chosen as finalists for the Association of Educational Publishers' (AEP) 2005 Distinguished Achievement Awards.

"Writing a Bicycle," by Kathleen O'Shaughnessy, co-director of the National Writing Project of Acadiana in Louisiana, is one of four finalists in the "How-to-Feature" category for periodicals. "Teaching in the Time of Dogs," by Todd Goodson, director of the Flint Hills Writing Project in Kansas, is one of four finalists for the "Editorial/Adults" award in the periodicals category.

Additionally, the National Writing Project's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing and the California Writing Project's booklet Because Writing Matters are two of four finalists in the "Booklet" category.


Reaching the final four in the AEP Awards is no small feat. All products submitted undergo a rigorous two-tier judging process by experts in their respective areas. The AEP is a national professional organization that supports the educational publishing industry in providing quality materials for every educator and student. The award winners will be announced at the AEP Annual Awards Banquet and Gala on June 8, in Washington, D.C.

Both "Writing a Bicycle" and "Teaching in the Time of Dogs" are inspired by the beautiful serendipity that students often provide teachers. To read them online, go to the "Resources" tab at, click on "Other Publications," and click on The Quarterly Archives.

The NWP and CWP booklets are available on the NWP website as well. For 30 Ideas, go to Find CWP's Because Writing Matters at

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