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 ...

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

About the Saturday Workshops The Northern Virginia Writing Project provides one-day writing workshops for interested students and motivated writers in grades 5-12 in the fall and 4-12 in the spring. ...

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. ...


NVWP TC Presentations for the 2015 Language & Learning Conference

The Bernadette Mulholland Glaze Language and Learning Conference is known for its ...

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 ...

Save the Dates: Fall Young Writers’ Workshops

Save the Dates! November 1 and November 15th , Young Writers 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 ...

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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 5 through 12 in the fall of 2015.  We will continue to accept applications until the program is filled.  If you have any questions, email […]

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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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Call for Blog Posts from Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care

The peer-reviewed blog “Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care” is interested in your thinking about authentic writing and issues of advocacy related to teaching and learning writing. Recent posts include parent narratives about supporting young writers at home, teacher insight about best practices in grammar instruction, and discussion about how standardized testing impacts writing in […]

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