National Writing Project

Georgia on My Mind: Urban Sites Network Conference Set

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 6, No. 5
Date: November-December 2001

Summary: Historic Savannah, Georgia, will be the setting of the NWP Urban Sites Conference, April 26-27, 2002, which will bring together teachers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who are committed to improving the quality of education for urban children.


Historic Savannah, Georgia, will be the setting of the NWP Urban Sites Conference 2002. This annual gathering, hosted this year by the Coastal Georgia Writing Project, will take place Friday and Saturday, April 26–27, 2002.

The Urban Sites Network invites all who are interested in urban education issues to share their wisdom, experience, and expertise in promoting exemplary instruction of writing. The conference, themed "Connecting Lives Through Literacy," will provide opportunities to discover and explore the connections that literacy makes in the lives of students, parents, educators, and our communities. Features of the two-day event include writing tours of historic sites and famous writers' homes, tours of area schools, an in-depth selection of workshops and discussions, and southern food and hospitality.

The conference will be held at the Courtyard Savannah Historic District Marriott hotel, 415 West Liberty Street, 800/321-2211 or 912/790-8287. To make room reservations, attendees should request rooms held for the NWP Urban Sites Conference.

For additional information about the conference, contact LaWanda Ransom, conference coordinator, at 912/961-3353 or the Coastal Georgia Writing Project at 912/921-5692, or check the NWP Urban Sites Conference on the NWP Calendar.

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