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Come Write Now

February 7th, 2013 by Michael

The National Writing Project in New Hampshire is pleased to announce that we will be  sponsoring a  second one-day writing retreat from 9-3:00 on Saturday, March 15th at the PSU Graduate Center in Concord called “Come Write Now.”   NWPNH teacher-consultants will lead participants through  day of writing, revising and responding.  Lunch will be provided.  The cost is $45 for one participant, $80 for two from the same school, and $100 for three from the same school.  All proceeds will go to support NWPNH programs.  Participants will receive professional development hours through NWPNH.

Please see the enclosed brochure and registration form.

Memoir and Memory: Special Focus Institute

February 16th, 2011 by Michael

The National Writing Project in New Hampshire is sponsoring a special focus institute held in conjunction with the Monadnock Center for History and Culture.  The sessions will be held at the Monadnock Center, 19 Grove Street in Peterborough on the following Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: October 25th, November 8th, January 10th, February 7th, and  March 7th.

Memoir and Memory will explore how personal stories are shaped by specific places and times. Reading selections may include A 1940’s Monadnock Childhood (Tom Shulz), The Place He Made (Edie Clark), The Good, Good Pig (Sy Montgomery) all with significance to the Monadnock Region. Participants will also write their own memoirs incorporating the people and places that have been important in their lives. Prior participants in “Writing our Communities” institutes are welcome, but prior participation is not required. Participants will develop instructional units appropriate to their teaching or work situations, explore the use of artifacts in their lives and in our history and culture, and examine how these reflect relationships of power.

This institute is appropriate for educators in all disciplines at all grade levels as well as community members involved in working with children or schools or who simply enjoy personal reading and writing.  Through readings, demonstrations, and activities, participants will learn strategies and activities to implement place-based learning into their particular situations.  The cost of the institute is $300; districts sending 6 or more participants can pay $250 per person. Three graduate credits from Plymouth State University are available at the reduced rate of  $175 per credit and a $30 registration fee.  Registration form is available here.

 

NWPNH Announces “One Pen Can Change the World” writing contest for grades K-12

February 16th, 2011 by Michael

NWPNH is sponsoring a writing contest for New Hampshire students in grades K-12 with the theme “One Pen Can Change the World.”   Students are asked to write about issues of justice and fairness.


Winners at each grade level will be honored at a ceremony to be held at the PSU Concord graduate center on April 9th, 2014.  For full contest details and an entry form, please see our brochure

NWPNH Winter Gala set for January 24th

February 16th, 2011 by Michael

Our (not so very formal but very fun) winter gala is set for January 24th at the PSU Graduate Center in Concord from 5-7:00.  There will be presentations and prizes as well as an opportunity to socialize with writing project colleagues from across the state.   Mark your calendar now.  More information is available here.

Family Writing Night at Hillside Middle School A Great Success

February 16th, 2011 by Michael

On February 20th , Hillside Middle School hosted a Family Writing Night with spaghetti supper sponsored by the National Writing Project in NH.  Thirty people attended, including students and families from Hillside Middle School and Webster Elementary School.   Here is an article about the event in the Union Leader.

See the enclosed flyer for details.

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