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These radio programs are provided as an information resource to leaders of National Writing Project sites and anyone interested in teaching, learning, and composing practices. To learn more about the National Writing Project, visit www.nwp.org.

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Historically and in recent years, the National Writing Project has focused its efforts on supporting the teaching of writing in low-income and underserved schools, districts, and communities. NWP's i3 College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP)... more

Join us for a conversation with Kip Zegers, teacher and poet, member of NWP's Writer's Council, and author of the book ?The Pond in Room 318.? We will talk about work, teaching and learning and poetry.

Every day more and more youth from across the country are posting to Letters to the Next President 2.0 and sharing about issues and topics that matter to them most. Join us to talk across writing project sites about the ways we've been... more

Join us to celebrate the National Day on Writing as we talk with teachers and others about why they write.

Inspired by Rick Shaefer's Refugee Trilogy and Writing Our Lives with Ubuntu, this show highlights a special collaboration between artist Rick Shaefer, the Fairfield University Art Museum, teachers who attended CWP-Fairfield's 2016... more

Join us for a conversation with NWP staff and guests as we discuss what's in the air this fall. Our conversation will cover topics like writing in response to this year's presidential campaign, writing arguments in school and out, writing in times of... more

Join us for an interview on the power of student social action projects, with Illinois Writing Project Director Steve Zemelman, author of the new book, ?From Inquiry to Action,? and Elizabeth Robbins, outstanding Chicago high school teacher

How can art and creative expression help us cope with and heal from trauma? NWP Radio talks with Roy Fox, author of Facing the Sky: Composing Through Trauma in Word and Image, who argues that personal writing is valuable both... more

Explore the complexities of Middle School Reform with Cynthia Urbanski, author of Untangling Urban Middle School Reform. Urbanski tells the story of writing project professional development at Rosa Parks Middle School by looking at... more

Focused on the teaching and learning of argumentative writing in grades 9-12, Teaching and Learning Argumentative Writing in High School English Language Arts Classrooms offers a new perspective, a set of principled practices,... more