National Writing Project

Writers and Readers Come Together at Authors and Issues Online Conference

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

Summary: Now in its third year, the NWP Authors and Issues Online Conference will take place in cyberspace January 13-26, and will feature Jane Zeni, editor of Ethical Issues in Teacher Practitioner Research. Sign up online before December 31; participation will be limited to the first 350 registrants.

 

The National Writing Project not only has some of the most dedicated writers, but it is also home to some of the most avid readers. Knowing that, what could be more natural than bringing together authors with NWP? (Opposite page: Deana Lew, a co-director of the Boston Writing Project, talks about her experience with the Authors and Issues Online Conference of 2001, which featured author Ralph Fletcher.)

The Authors and Issues Online Conference is now in its third year, having hosted Don Murray in year one and Fletcher in year two. In 2002, two NWP special-focus networks will host issues-centered discussions with two current authors. The first discussion, hosted by the Teacher Inquiry Communities Network, January 12–26, 2002, will feature Jane Zeni, editor of Ethical Issues in Practitioner Research. 

A second conference features Laurie Olsen, author of Made in America: Immigrant Students in Our Public Schools. The English Language Learners Network is hosting this event. It is planned for late spring 2002, but no date has been set.

For updates on these events, go to the NWP Authors and Issues Online Conference home-page at archive.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/23.

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