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Who We Are

We are teachers and writers, uncles and moms, marathoners and bookworms, principals and gardeners … who share a common passion for writing, teaching, and the classroom, grades PreK through college. Since 1997, over three hundred of us from across Maine have experienced the joy and challenge of our Annual Institute at the The University of Maine. During this scholarly program, we wrote and read, discussed and presented…. Who are we?

We are the Maine Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Projectsupported by the UMaine College of Education & Human Development and we work in many different ways to enhance the learning and writing lives of Maine students and teachers.

Our Mission

The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.

Our Vision

Writing in its many forms is the signature means of communication in the 21st century. The NWP envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged learner, and active participant in a digital, interconnected world.

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Contact Information

Maine Writing Project
5766 Shibles Hall, Room 315
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207. 581.2492 | Fax: 207.581.2447E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System