Final Details for Spring 2015 Young Writers’ Saturday Workshops

Still want to register? Walk-in registrations will be accepted. Questions? Contact us at 571-206-4987. Check-in will be between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m. in Robinson Hall B in the second floor ...

APPLY NOW for the 2015 Student Summer Institute

2015 Student Summer Institute: July 6 – July 17 The NVWP is now accepting applications for the 2015 Student Summer Institute, a program for enthusiastic young writers who will be in grades ...

Language & Learning 2015 Presentations

The Bernadette Mulholland Glaze Language and Learning Conference is known for its exemplary keynote speakers such as this year’s keynote, Ralph Fletcher, or past speakers Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, Jim Burke, ...


Registration Now Open for Spring 2015 Young Writers’ Workshops at GMU

About the Saturday Workshops The Northern Virginia Writing Project provides one-day writing ...

Fiction Techniques: From the Archives of the Journal of the Virginia Writing Project

By Mark Farrington, NVWP TC Ed. note: The following is an article ...

Where Research Meets Practice: The 2014 Leading to Well Being Conference

By Norma Coto, NVWP TC On Friday, April 11, 2014, MasonLeads and ...

10 Reasons We Love Penny Kittle

On March 29th, 200 teachers from throughout Northern Virginia gathered on a ...

The Four Pillars of My Professional Life

by Donald R. Gallehr, Director Emeritus Northern Virginia Writing Project  In looking ...

Update: Good news for the CFPA Creative Writing Program!

Thanks to the hard work and support of so many people, the ...

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REGISTER NOW for March 28 Language & Learning 2015 with Ralph Fletcher

The Northern Virginia Writing Project’s Annual Language and Learning Conference will take place on March 28, 2015, on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. This year’s conference features keynote speaker Ralph Fletcher.  Click here for session descriptions. The 2015 Language and Learning Conference Saturday March 28, 2015 8:30am-3:00pm George Mason University Free Parking in Lot K at […]

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Save the Dates: Fall Young Writers’ Workshops

Save the Dates! November 1 and November 15th , Young Writers and Families Workshop, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. November 1 Young Writers’ Workshop, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   November 15, Young Writers’ Workshop, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The NVWP’s Young Writers and Families Programs will offer two workshops this fall for students […]

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Final Details for 2014 Student Summer Institute

July 2014 Dear Student and Parents, We’re excited that you’ll be joining us for the 2014 Northern Virginia Writing Project Student Summer Institute, held on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. (For directions to the university, consult the George Mason website at or the attached map.) In this post, we are including a […]

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Student Summer Institute Schedule

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9am-9:20am Large Group Meeting: Brief Orientation for Families Focused Freewriting Introductions Grade level grouping Assignment of log-keeper Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting Announcements Interest Group Selections Assignment of log-keeper Base group introductions Teacher Skit Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting Announcements Assignment of log-keeper Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting […]

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The Privilege of Writing: A Look Inside the NVWP’s Young Writers’ Workshops

For almost 24 years, The Northern Virginia Writing Project has worked with young writers through our Student Summer Institute and our Saturday Workshop Series.  Aimed at interested students and motivated writers in grades 4-12 , workshops are run by NVWP Teacher Consultants, some of the best teachers in Northern Virginia. Class size is small, with […]

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