The Invitational Summer Institute begins with the Spring Conference on March 7, followed by a "writing marathon" in April, then resumes in June with four weeks of intensive reading, writing, and small-group work focused on helping participants use writing more effectively in their classrooms. An application and an interview are required, but participants will earn six hours of graduate credit and gain valuable experience as they become "Teacher Consultants" as part of the National Writing Project's network of teachers. The Institute is for teachers from ALL disciplines and ALL grade levels, and tuition, fees, and materials are provided by the LWP. Applications accepted beginning in fall 2014.
The 2015 Young Writers Camp (YWC) is scheduled for June 15-25, Mondays through Thursdays. This year we are offering a two week program for children that want to improve their writing skills. There will be guest authors to conduct writing workshops and guest teachers infusing play into writing. Applications accepted beginning in January 2015.