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National Gallery of Writing Launched to Celebrate First National Day on Writing

Date: October 20, 2009

Summary: As part of the National Day of Writing, the National Council of Teachers of English along with 19 national partners opened the National Gallery of Writing. The Gallery features galleries by the NWP, local writing project sites, teachers, and community partners.


Starting on October 20, 2009 (the National Day on Writing), and continuing through June 1, 2010, you will be able to view writing submitted to the National Gallery of Writing. To find writing contributed by your writing project colleagues and their students, visit the National Writing Project Gallery or any of the local galleries listed here.

Appleseed Writing Project

The Appleseed Writing Project gallery accepts writing submisions from AWP teacher-consultants, students, and friends and colleagues of Appleseed Writing Project.

Area 3 Writing Project

A place for A3WP teacher-consultants and their students to post writing.

Arkansas Delta Writing Project

This gallery will contain students' writings from the classrooms of Arkansas Delta Writing Project fellows and other teachers within the region.

Bay Area Writing Project

A gallery for Bay Area teachers and students of writing.

Cal State Northridge Writing Project

This is a gallery of writing for all those who are involved with the Cal State Northridge Writing Project. This would include summer institute fellows, teacher-consultants, young writers, ISAW teachers, and all others who consider themselves part of our writing project family.

Central California Writing Project

A selection of writing from teachers and students affiliated with the Central California Writing Project, a local affiliate of the California Writing Project and the National Writing Project.

Central West Virginia Writing Project

Writings may be submitted by teachers or their students from Kanawha and surrounding counties of WV, especially teachers who are affiliated with and have completed workshops offered by CWVWP.

Chippewa River Writing Project 2009 Participants

This gallery is an opportunity for CRWP members and their students to showcase and celebrate their writings. After all, we are writers!

Columbus Area Writing Project Gallery

This local gallery is open to teacher-consultants of the Columbus Area Writing Project, an Ohio affiliate of the National Writing Project.

Connecticut Writing Project/Fairfield

The Connecticut Writing Project/Fairfield University, an affiliate of NWP, is a local, non-profit organization designed to promote the effective teaching of writing throughout southern Connecticut.

Denver Writing Project 2009

Our Denver Writing Project Gallery will highlight writing project fellows' writing from our celebration of the National Day on Writing, October 20th, 2009. We will be doing a writing marathon to celebrate on October 17th and will post writing from the marathon.

District of Columbia Area Writing Project

A gallery for prose and poetry.

Eastern Illinois Writing Project

This gallery will provide a space for teachers, students, and community members to share their writing. Teachers will share work from their portfolios and creative anthology. Students will share their creative works, and community members will share work from a variety of writing groups, including a life-writing class here in Charleston.

Eastern Kentucky University Writing Project

Kentucky teachers, students, and community writing.

East Texas Writing Project Gallery

Writing from ETWP current and former participants.

Eastern Shore Writing Project Teacher Writers

Celebrate and share the work of your inner writer! This gallery is open to teacher consultants/teacher writers from the ESWP.

Flint Hills Writing Project

A site of the National Writing Project, Flint Hills Writing Project is hosted by Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Since its beginning in 2002, FHWP has attracted the brightest and best of Kansas' teachers to summer sessions of professional development. This gallery features their writing.

Gateway Writing Project

St. Louis' Gateway Writing Project teachers are invited to share their writing in this gallery. Teachers of writing write! Here is an audience that appreciates your voice, acknowledges your creativity, and promotes your writing efforts. Write about your teaching, write about your beliefs as a writing educator, write about your life totally outside this professional world. The point: write! Share what you write!

Great Bear Writing Project

The National Writing Project site at the University of Central Arkansas.

Greater New Orleans Writing Project

Gallery of Writing for the City of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Affiliated with the Greater New Orleans Writing Project.

Great Valley Writing Project

This gallery features the work of those connected with Great Valley Writing Project (GVWP), which is based at CSU Stanislaus in Turlock, California. This includes writing by GVWP teacher-consultants and those who have participated in GVWP professional development programs, as well as students who have participated in GVWP programs.

Hoosier Writing Project, Indianapolis/South Bend

The Hoosier Writing Project gallery contains pieces created by teacher-consultants with the HWP and their students and friends.

The iAnthology Writing Community

The iAnthology is an online space for writers and teachers within the National Writing Project. The iAnthology network is mostly in the New England/New York regions.

Illinois Writing Project

This gallery will include self-selected writing by students, teachers and other educators, and will also welcome submissions by parents and other interested partners.

Indiana Writing Project Gallery

This gallery welcomes writing in all genres from IWP teacher-consultants, their students, and friends of IWP.

Iowa Writing Project

We at the Iowa Writing Project invite you to share your thoughts, pieces, and responses in our gallery!

Kean University Writing Project Gallery

Members of Kean University and participants associated with Kean University Writing Project write about their writing (all types) and/or their teaching of writing.

Laurel Institute of MT Writing Project 2009

The Laurel Montana Writing Project is a group of eighteen teacher-consultants who focused on best practices for teaching writing and incorporating Indian Education For All essential understandings during a summer institute.

Los Angeles Writing Project

This gallery is intended to serve educators who are involved with the Los Angeles Writing Project as well as their students.

Loudoun Co. Public Schools Teacher Consultants

We are teachers in Loudoun County, Virginia who are also teacher-consultants with the Northern Virginia Writing Project.

The Lowcountry Writing Project

The Lowcountry Writing Project brings together teachers and writers from across the Lowcountry. We read. We write. We teach writing. We teach how to teach writing. We support writing events. We're all about the writing. Affiliated with the National Writing Project, LWP is housed at the Citadel in Charleston, SC.

Marshall University Writing Project.

The Gallery will consist of pieces written by K-12 teachers who participate in a summer writing program. The teachers are from every discipline and teach in three states. The writing contributions will focus on how teachers use writing in their classrooms to help their students learn and how they use writing to improve their teaching.

MayaWest Writes/MayaWest Escribe

Works in English and Spanish submitted by teacher consultants of the MayaWest Writing Project and students form the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus and students from local schools.

Mohawk Valley Writing Project

This gallery highlights the work of writers who have participated in the Mohawk Valley Writing Project at Utica College in Utica, New York. MVWP writers include teachers, students, and members of the Mohawk Valley community.

National Writing Project Gallery

Annually, up to 3,000 K-12 and higher education faculty attend NWP summer institutes on the teaching of writing. There they explore writing in digital environments by publishing in the NWP's online environment, the E-Anthology. Here we present a rotating selection of the more than 7,000 submissions to the 2009 E-Anthology.

National Writing Project at Rider University

Located in the School of Education at Rider University, NWP@Rider is dedicated to supporting and developing literacy in the Mercer County, New Jersey area. Our Goals: To improve student writing abilities by improving teaching and learning in the Trenton Public School District and surrounding school districts. To provide professional development to teachers from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 in all academic areas. To expand the professional roles of teachers. To increase the academic achievement of Mercer County's diverse student population!

The National Writing Project in Vermont

This gallery has been created to celebrate and share writing. It is open to all. We encourage submissions from students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and friends. Let your voice be heard!

National Writing Project-Kent State University

The National Writing Project-Kent State University (NWP-KSU) invites teachers, students and other interested parties to take part in the National Day of Writing on October 20, 2009. Please submit pieces of writing from the genre of your choice to the gallery for publication.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Writing Project

We are a writing project site of educators who support and promote Teachers As Writers professionally and personally.

NSU Writing Project Educators

This is a gallery to showcase the writings that best define NSU Writing Project educators as writers and teachers of writing.

NWP: Northside Writing Project

Northside High School Students of Lafayette, Louisiana will submit various forms of writing. Students have volunteered to submit writings outside of their classroom assignments.

Ohio University Appalachian Writing Project

Essays by the Teacher Consultants and students of the OUAWP in Athens, Ohio.

Oklahoma Writing Project

The Oklahoma Writing Project Gallery of Writing is a place for OWP Teacher Consultants to post their writing or their students' writing. By sharing our writing our bond will strengthen as we see what others post to our Gallery. It will help you sharpen your own thinking about writing and broaden your awareness of the perceptions and talents of others—discoveries that are often hidden in everyday writing.

Ozarks Writing Project

The Ozarks Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, works to improve student achievement by improving the teaching of writing, kindergarten through university. We are writers! We invite you to share your writing in our gallery.

PhilWP Celebration of Writing

A gallery for the writings of Philadelphia Writing Project teachers and students.

PennLake National Writing Project

All educators, in all content areas (literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, the arts and ALL subjects) in all grade levels, PK-12, in Northwestern Pennsylvania are invited to submit writings to the PennLake NWP Gallery. All writing . . . formal, poems, short messages, ideas, etc. are welcome. Writing is for real everyday purposes . . . share your writing.

Prairie Lands Writing Project

This is a gallery for the Prairie Lands Writing Project at Missouri Western State University.

Purchase Area Writing Project

Highlights the work of K-12 teachers who have attended the Purchase Area Writing Project's summer institute, as well as the work of their students.

THE RMWP Gallery

This gallery will encompass all NDOW activities created/conducted by fellows of the Red Mountain Writing Project of Birmingham, Alabama.

San Antonio Writing Project

The San Antonio Writing Project, an affiliate of NWP, is a local, non-profit organization designed to promote the effective teaching of writing in San Antonio and with colleagues worldwide. In collaboration with UTSA, teachers and professors from around the area promote writing in a variety of arenas.

San Jose Area Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute

Teachers are invited to submit pieces to the gallery published in ISI 09 summer anthology. SJAWP teacher-consultants may submit recent writing or anthology pieces published in their ISI year.

South Central Kansas Writing Project

This gallery is sponsored by the South Central Kansas Writing Project at Wichita State University. Fellows and friends will contribute to the gallery as well as their students.

Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project

This gallery is open to teacher-consultants of the Southcentral PA Writing Project and their students, K–16. The theme of this gallery is centered around all forms of writings about our great state of Pennsylvania.

South Texas Writing Project

This gallery is dedicated to all our fellow teacher-consultants that have witnessed, first hand, the power of writing through their experience with the South Texas Writing Project.

Spartanburg Writing Project

Schools, teachers, and students in Spartanburg, Union, and other Upstate communities are invited to post original pieces of writing.

Tidewater Writing Project

This gallery is open to teacher-consultants (and their students) of the Tidewater Writing Project housed at Old Dominion University.

USC College of Education Summer Writing Institute

The University of South Carolina brought together K-5 teachers over four intensive days for instruction in the theory, methods, art, and ultimately, the joy of teaching writing. The four days culminated in a piece of writing initiated and developed during the writing workshop.

Voices of Alabama A&M University Writing Project

Featuring works of AAMUWP members as well as works inspired from the NWP and the students they mold and teach.

Western New York Writing Project

This is the Gallery of the Western New York Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project.

The Write Stuff Young Writers' Camp

The Cal State Northride Writing Project is proud to sponsor The Write Stuff Young Writers' Camp each summer at Cal State Northridge. This gallery is a collection of work produced by the young writers who have attended our camp.

What do students have to say about their writing on the National Day on Writing?

Video submitted by Kevin Hodgson, Western Massachusetts Writing Project

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