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Teacher Workshop with Mckendy Fils-Aimé

February 7th, 2013 by Michael

The National Writing Project in New Hampshire is pleased to announce that we will be co-sponsoring a teacher workshop on Slam Poetry with McKendy Fils-Aime at Plymouth State University on January 13th, 2015.  Mckendy Fils-Aime is a Haitian-American poet & educator living in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is an instrumental organizer and co-host for his home slam, the long-running and wildly popular Slam Free or Die. A seven-time veteran of the National Poetry Slam and perennial semi-finalist, as well as a Pushcart nominee, he has been published in Freezeray, Word Riot, and Drunk in a Midnight Choir. He is currently working on his debut poetry collection,Prayer in the Cracks.

Slam is one of the most exciting ways to introduce students to poetry. This progressive performance based art deals with a wide array of topics. In this 90 minute workshop, learn which resources are the most efficient for bringing slam poetry to students.  Teachers will be provided with text, video, and audio of several school appropriate performance poems suitable for use with students.

Presented in collaboration with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire.

Link to register and for more information.

 

 

North Country Gala rescheduled for March 23rd, 2015

February 16th, 2011 by Michael

For the first time this year, NWPNH will be hosting a (festive ,but informal) North Country gathering for teachers in the northern half of the state (others are also welcome).  We have rescheduled  our first North Country Gala at the White Mountain School in Bethlehem on March 23rd, 2015 at 5:00.  Come and get together with other area teachers, learn more about Writing Project programs, and earn professional development hours.  Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the North Country and reunite with writing project friends.  We hope to see you there.

NWPNH to hold “One Pen Can Change the World” Writing Contest

February 16th, 2011 by Michael

NWPNH is sponsoring our second annual “One Pen Can Change the World” writing contest for students in grades k-12.

Deadline for the contest is March 1st.

Winners will be announced March 15,2015.Teachers of winners will be notified.

The winners and runners up in each grade-level division,K-2,3-5,6-8,9-12,will be read at a ceremony on April 8th, 2015 at the PSU graduate center in Concord where all winning students and their teachers will receive an award.

Please contact Meg Petersen megjoanna@gmail.com  with questions.

 

 

NWPNH Winter Gala In Concord set for January 22nd

February 16th, 2011 by Michael

Our (not so very formal but very fun) winter gala is set for January 22nd, 2015 at the PSU Graduate Center in Concord from 4:30-6:30.  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.

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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