National Writing Project

NWP Adds Ten New Sites to the Network

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 8, No. 2
Date: March-April 2003

Summary: Ten new sites were added to the NWP network this year, bringing the total number to 175. Find out if there is a new site near you!


The National Writing Project network has expanded by another ten sites this year. The new sites bring the total number of sites to 175, joining a network that now spans all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The new sites officially began their work on February 1, 2003, and each will hold its first summer institute this summer (2003).

Each year, NWP receives about 30 new-site inquiries. Completed new-site applications are due in September, after which the applications are evaluated by a team of NWP senior staff members and representative site leaders who examine each application for everything from university affiliation to goals to budget proposals. Funding for new sites is competitive and tied by legislation to the NWP model. For further information about starting a local writing project site, visit the National Writing Project website at

The NWP network welcomes its newest additions:

Borderlands Writing Project
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Kyle Shanton, Director

Buzzards Bay Writing Project
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Marjorie A. Condon, Director

Colorado State University Writing Project
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, Colorado
Cindy O'Donnell-Allen, Director

Indiana University Southeast Writing Project
Indiana University Southeast
New Albany, Indiana
Kevin Sue Bailey, Director

Lake Michigan Writing Project
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan
Antonio Tendero, Director

National Writing Project at Rowan University
Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey
Diane Penrod, Director

North Star of Texas Writing Project
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Janell Mathis, Carol Wickstrom, Directors

Appleseed Writing Project
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Katherine A. Freeland, Director

Red Clay Writing Project
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Jo Beth Allen, Bob Fecho, Directors

University of Louisiana at Monroe Writing Project
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, Louisiana
Jo K. Galle, Director

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