National Writing Project

NWP Spring Meeting on the Calendar

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 7, No. 5
Date: November-December 2002

Seasoned Capitol-goers and newcomers alike will want to join their National Writing Project colleagues from across the country at the NWP Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 3-4, 2003. April in the capital promises an abundance of cherry blossoms and perfect spring weather. And, for the first time, the meeting will be based at the elegant Washington Court Hotel, walking distance from Union Station, the Capitol, and the National Mall.

The meeting begins on Thursday morning, April 3, in the stately Mansfield Room on the Senate side of the Capitol, where participants will hear from NWP's key supporters in the House and Senate. With the excitement and momentum of a pep rally, the Thursday morning event leaves participants energized and well-prepared for that afternoon's personal visits with members of Congress. Last April's private reception on Thursday evening in the Smithsonian Postal Museum was an enormous success, and plans are underway for an equally enjoyable evening in April 2003.

Friday is a day to reunite and recharge with your writing project colleagues at the graceful Washington Court Hotel. The day's activities will include a keynote speaker, followed by smaller sessions conducted by writing project site directors and teacher-consultants.

Register online beginning in December 2002, by following the NWP Spring Meeting link on the NWP homepage at Please note that all communications about the meeting will be conducted by email; you must register online to be included.

The deadline for both registration and lodging reservations is Friday, February 28, 2003. Lodging often sells out, so please make your reservations early. Call The Washington Court Hotel at 800/321-3010 or 202/628-2100 and mention the National Writing Project for a discounted rate of $179/single or double. Learn more about the overall meeting program and how to register by looking for the NWP Spring Meeting icon on the NWP homepage this winter.

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