Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

KMWP’s Annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest opens for online submissions on February 10, 2017 until April 14, 2017. The annual writing contest is open to all content areas ...

2018 Invitational Summer Institute

Reclaiming Our Voice in Education The KMWP Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is strongly grounded on the National Writing Project (NWP) principle that teachers learn best from other teachers. The ISI ...

2016 Youth Writing Academy

Encourage your student writers to explore their craft this summer in the annual Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Youth Writing Academy. Registration is now open at the Youth Writing Academy web ...

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2018 Youth Writing Academy Recap

For our elementary students during the Youth Writing Academy, we learned the ...

Write with Us: KMWP’s Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

We are excited to launch our annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise ...

2017 KMWP Showcase

On August 12, 2017, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our ...

2017 Youth Writing Academy Recap

In the 2017 Youth Writing Academy for elementary age students, students began ...

2016 NWP Annual Meeting

Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project was excited to serve as the host site ...

Kickoff Event – Second Saturday Series

On September 10, 2016, KMWP fellows and 3 guests attended a Great ...

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2018 ISI – Final Week Recap

June 18 – 22, 2018      2018 ISI Photo Gallery Fellows shifted their writing and thinking from teacher as writer to teacher as instructor of writing during this final week of the summer institute. We were treated to creative morning logs to include a morning tea, a comic strip, found poetry and journey journal to wrap […]

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2018 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 11-15, 2018 Week 2 of the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Summer Institute was full of writing, discussion, and even a little drawing. After a few earlier gatherings, the group bonded easily and immediately started talking about future collaboration and forming a book club. They got to know each other even better during the days […]

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2018 ISI – Week 1 Recap

April 26 & 28, June 9, 2018 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute started off strong during their first few meetings on April 26th, April 28th, and June 9th. Past and present fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike got to know one another and explored what was to come in the next two weeks. […]

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Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest Submissions Now Open!

Visit our contest page to find directions for submitting contest entries and for lesson and writing ideas. We encourage you to submit your ideas for writing about place. Please contact Mary Ann Stillerman, contest organizer, at mary.stillerman@gmail.com if you would like to share what your students are writing. The Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Writing Contest accepts […]

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2017 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 19 – 23, 2017 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute charged ahead during the week of June 19. Fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike explored playful, engaging methods for teaching argument and grammar. The week began with presentations from Rob and Amanda Montgomery on using imagery to spur writing. Amanda presented a series […]

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2017 ISI – Week 1 Recap

June 12 – 16, 2017 After three days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2017 Summer Institute got fully underway on Monday, June 12. Co-directors Tommy Jolly, Amanda Montgomery, and Rob Montgomery led the 16 fellows in several first-day activities designed to both build community and facilitate thinking about approaches to narrative writing. First, Rob had the […]

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2016 KMWP Awards Banquet

On August 25, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual awards banquet. We honored the work of teachers and leaders in our community who promote literacy and leadership, and we celebrated the young authors and recipients of our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise awards. KMWP presents three awards to individuals who contribute to […]

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2016 Youth Writing Academy

In the Young Authors Camp for Elementary School Students, we shared about ourselves as people and as writers and brainstormed answers to the question, “What do authors do to keep readers engaged?” We also talked about the many different genres of writing and the children talked about where they might focus. We discussed how authors […]

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KMWP Strategic Planning Meeting

This is an exciting time for KMWP! On Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, KMWP held a Strategic Planning Meeting to think through the work of our site and plan for upcoming work.  The meeting was led by KMWP Director Jennifer Dail and was attended by several KMWP fellows.  The goals for the session […]

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KMWP Announces Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Winners for 2016

The KMWP announces our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest winners for 2016: Cassidy Ginn from Thomas Crossroads is our Elementary School winner for an essay about a trip to the beach and making “drip castles” for Oma. Teacher: Jodi Smith An excerpt from Cassidy’s submission: I wanted to see what the view from the […]

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