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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.

Literature of Place: Reading and Writing Heritage, Histories and Culture

February 16th, 2011 by Michael

The National Writing Project in New Hampshire is sponsoring a special focus institute held in conjunction with the Peterborough Historical Society.  The sessions will be held at the Peterborough Historical Society, 19 Grove Street in Peterborough on the following Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: December 1st, January 5h, February 2nd, March 9th, and April 6th.

 

Literature of Place will explore how to use writing and literature to examine the history, culture and ecology of the place in which we live. Literature selections include Amos Fortune: Free Man, Our Town, and Our Nig, all with significance to the Monadnock Region. This institute will introduce the many different aspects of place-based writing. Prior participants in “Writing our Communities” institutes are welcome, but no prior participation is 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.  Through readings, demonstrations, and activities, participants will learn strategies and activities to implement place-based learning into their particular classes.

The cost of the institute is $350; districts sending 6 or more participants can pay $300 per person. Three graduate credits from Plymouth State University are available at the reduced rate of  $165 per credit and a $25 registration fee.

Instructors and facilitators for this series are Peterborough native Meg Petersen, Director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, and local retired educator Jill Lawler, a teacher consultant with NWPNH.  For more information contact Meg Petersen at megjoanna@gmail.com. To register return the bottom to the address printed below. We look forward to working with you.  Registration form available here.

Meg Petersen                                                                                       Jill Lawler

megjoanna@gmail.com                                                                                   jilltlawler@gmail.com

 

 

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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