2019 Youth Writing Academy: June 17-21, 2019

Join us for Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Youth Writing Academy the week of June 17, 2019 from 9am-1pm! REGISTER NOW!

2019 Reading Institute: June 10-13, 2019

Join your fellow educators for Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s second annual Reading Institute the week of June 10, 2019 from 9am-2:30pm!  Register now!

2019 Invitational Summer Institute

The application process for our 2019 Invitational Summer Institute has closed!  Stay tuned for 2020!

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2019 Invitational Summer Institute – June 2019 Recap

Monday, June 10, 2019: Amanda Montgomery came and did several presentations throughout the day. The first presentation was about incorporating comics and graphic novels in the classroom. She created a comic book day like a convention for the 4th and 5th grade classes at her school. We were given blank comic strips and had to […]

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2019 Youth Writing Academy Recap

Our youngest writers immersed themselves in storytelling this week. Whether they were creating stories from “snowballs,” crime puzzles, tic-tac-toe games, mystery puzzles, or their own imaginations, they worked to use specific and descriptive words, dialogue, and sequence phrases to tell an engaging story. To further emphasize the order and plot, the students were challenged to […]

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2019 Winners-Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

Leslie Walker strived to create community in her classroom through writing about place. This ongoing effort was realized through her dedication to teaching writing to her students. To continue Leslie’s work, students experiment with writing about a specific place, which may be factual, imagined, or a combination of both. We received many outstanding essays this […]

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2018 Youth Writing Academy Recap

For our elementary students during the Youth Writing Academy, we learned the true definition of a “memoir” and spent the week crafting our own. Like a true writer, we went through the stages of the writing process and started with a brainstorming activity where neighborhood maps were drawn and special places were annotated. Then, our […]

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

We are excited to launch our annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest for 2017 – 2018 and invite you to try our ideas for writing about place with your students. We’ll share new classroom writing ideas with you each week, and hope you’ll share some of your own ideas with us. The annual contest will […]

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2017 KMWP Showcase

On August 12, 2017, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual awards event. During our showcase, we recognized outstanding educators in the KMWP community who promoted literacy and leadership during the 2016-2017 academic year.  We also celebrated young authors for their winning compositions in the 2017 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest.  Attendees […]

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2017 Youth Writing Academy Recap

In the 2017 Youth Writing Academy for elementary age students, students began the week by learning what a Memoir is and writing their very own “memoir” piece. After brainstorming important people, places, and events in their lives, they chose a specific memory to begin writing about and work on throughout the week. Each day we […]

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