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Summer Courses!

2014 Summer Courses in Writing & the Teaching of Writing ERL 590-0001    Designing Online Learning Experiences with Dave Boardman Online 7/1-8/16 ERL 590-0002    Nature Writing with Rich Kent On campus: July 14-18 ERL 590-0003    Writing Center Pedagogy with Cynthia Dean Online 6/2-7/3 ERL 590-0004    Seminar in Blogging with Emilie Manhart Online 5/12-7/11 ERL 590-0005    […]

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Writing Ourselves: an Invitation to MWP members

Dear Maine Writing Project TCs!  Our 2014 Writing Ourselves workshop will be held in Orono, on Saturday, March 22. This special day of writing just for MWP members will be held at the Buchanan Alumni House. Some years ago, former co-director Maureen Montgomery said to herself, “You know, Maine Writing Project members do a lot […]

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Write Here, Write Now Draws Educators from Across Maine

On October 25th, more than 100 Maine educators gathered in Lewiston for “Write Here, Write Now,” a conference devoted to writing across the curriculum and hosted by the National Writing Projects of Maine. Twenty-four teacher-consultants of the Maine and Southern Maine Writing Projects presented workshops on a variety of topics, including Multigenre Writing, Writing in […]

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Ken Martin, new director of the Maine Writing Project

Ken Martin, a Maine Writing Project Teacher-consultant since 1999, has been named Director of the Maine Writing Project.  Ken is taking over for Rich Kent who led the Writing Project for the last decade. Ken comes to the head of MWP after a wealth of experience.  He spearheaded projects such as “Our Maine: The Way […]

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Write Here, Write Now.

Join the National Writing Projects of Maine for Write Here, Write Now, a writing across the curriculum and writing centers conference at USM’s Lewiston/Auburn campus on October 25, 2013.  Workshops will feature a variety of write-to-learn strategies for students across content areas and grade levels. Register Online Today.

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Promising Practices Conference Showcases 2013 Fellows

On July 11, over fifty UMaine students, local teachers, and Maine Writing Project  members gathered at the Donald P. Corbett Hall on the University of Maine campus.  MWP 2013 Institute Fellows were the centerpiece of this one-day conference presenting teaching workshops on a wide variety of topics, including Digital Story Telling – It’s Not Just […]

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2013 Annual Institute welcomes new teacher-consultants

The 2013 Annual Institute of the Maine Writing Project concluded with the seven-day Institute on Teacher Leadership held on the Orono campus July 1-12.  Twelve Fellows completed the online Introduction to the National Writing Project during the UMaine spring semester and became teacher-consultants by completing the July institute. Highlights of this year’s institute included a […]

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Wilhelm Fellows Awarded

We are pleased to announce two new recipients of the Jeffrey D. Wilhelm Fellow Award. Amy Philbrook has been named the Wilhelm Fellow for 2012 and David Farady has been named for 2013. The Wilhelm Fellow is awarded annually to a member of the Annual Institute who exemplifies devotion to teaching, collegial spirit, and scholarship. […]

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TC Spotlight: Woody Woodsum, poet.

Happy Summer, MWP friends!  We want to make sure all of you have a chance to know and read the work of Douglas “Woody” Woodsum, who completed the MWP Summer Institute in 2008.   Read about him here, and then check out his impressive collection of published works.   Woody grew up in Maine and […]

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MWP Promising Practicies Conference, this summer!

As the school year is winding down, and you take the leap into the summer season, please keep the following date in mind and save it for the University of Maine Writing Project’s new Promising Practices Conference. On July 11, 2013, your presence is requested as The University of Maine Writing Project hosts our Promising […]

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