National Writing Project

Meet Your Peers in Milwaukee

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 5, No. 4
Date: September-October 2000

Summary: Travel to the shores of Lake Michigan for the 23rd Annual Meeting, November 16-18, 2000


Travel to the shores of Lake Michigan this fall for the 23rd NWP Annual Meeting. Although Milwaukee in mid-November may not sound warm and inviting, there are plenty of places to get cozy in the small city that boasts 6,000 bars, more than one per 100 residents.

The NWP meeting, November 16–18, 2000, will be held in conjunction with the NCTE Convention, November 17–21, and we encourage writing project participants to register with NCTE. All writing project events will be held at the historic Pfister Hotel. If you haven't yet made hotel reservations, please do so right away. Downtown Milwaukee is just a mile long and a few blocks wide, so good hotels will fill up quickly with thousands of teachers in town.

Our meeting will have a similar format to past years. This year, however, an RFP was sent to each writing project site to encourage more participants to conduct sessions. Thursday activities include a series of in-depth sessions covering the summer institute, inservice, teacher research, young writers, and English language learners. Friday begins with a general session, followed by a full day of more than 40 sessions to choose from.

If you haven't received NCTE registration and hotel reservation forms in the mail, or if you'd like more information about the NWP meeting, please call Iana Rogers at (510) 642-0963, or email For more information about the NCTE meeting, visit their Web site at

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