The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project (UWMWP), an affiliate of the National Writing Project (NWP) since 2008, promotes the mission of the NWP.

Begun in 1973 as the Bay Area Writing Project at the University of California at Berkeley, the National Writing Project has grown into an inspirational network of projects reaching approximately 83,000 teachers a year. Today, the NWP comprises over 200 sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than 150 UWMWP teacher-consultants work in classrooms across southeast Wisconsin.

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Dr. Candance Doerr-Stevens

Events and Resources

As a participant, you will engage in extensive writing experiences, reflect on your own writing, be acknowledged for your own expertise as a teacher, and become a leader in the area of writing by developing an in-service presentation.
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Introductory Teen Writing Academy and Young Writers’ Academy are summer writing programs for participants in grades 6-12. Young writers get to explore a range of genres from fiction and poetry to nonfiction while receiving feedback and guidance from experienced writers and teachers.
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The UWM Writing Project’s 9th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203.
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The UWM Writing Project is excited to offer five midsummer gatherings on Thursdays in June and July to write, reflect, and refuel. Sessions are free to attend.
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The MLC Resource Library provides interdisciplinary teaching materials for teacher candidates, practicing teachers, graduate students and SOE faculty. Those seeking instructional materials for student teachings, field placements or course assignments are able to access this library.
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