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TC Spotlight: Natalie Davis

The Maine Writing Project is pleased to introduce you to High School English Teacher Natalie Davis!  Natalie has some amazing ideas about increasing student investment by writing to an authentic audience.  There is a take-away in her interview for every teacher of writing.  Enjoy!   Natalie Davis earned her BS in Secondary Ed at UMaine […]

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Young Author Camps 2013

Each year MWP hosts several Young Authors Camps (YACs) around the state. YACs provide young writers an environment to: explore different genres of writing, including autobiography, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction develop their writing while working with experienced classroom teachers and Maine Writing Project teacher-consultants celebrate their work and share their creative pieces in a relaxed […]

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Writing Ourselves–Annual Gathering of MWP Members

The Maine Writing Project membership will gather for a writing workshop conducted by award-winning author Monica Wood (When We Were the Kennedys, Any Bitter Thing, The Pocket Muse). We’re also serving a scrumptious luncheon… at no charge. Writing Ourselves with Monica Wood Monica will conduct a two-hour writing workshop titled “Life Stories: Beginner’s Guide to Memoir […]

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TC Spotlight: 2nd grade Writing Teacher Kim Oldenburgh

The Maine Writing Project is pleased to highlight the amazing work of 2nd grade teacher and MWP Teacher-Consultant Kim Oldenburgh.  You can feel her enthusiasm about writing and teaching through her words.     Kim, on the MWP and how it affected her as a teacher: “I participated in the MWP in 2005.   I went […]

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TC Spotlight: Emily Morrison

The Maine Writing Project would like to introduce you to the smart, witty, and talented teacher-consultant Emily Denbow Morrison.  Emily studied English Literature and Secondary Education at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT and graduated with honors in 2001. She married her classmate, Matthew Morrison. Emily began her teaching career in southern New Hampshire and […]

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TC Spotlight: Paul Frost

For our first MWP Teacher Consultant Writer Spotlight, we’d like to introduce you to Paul Frost.  Paul attended the Maine Writing Project Institute in 2006. Since that time, Paul has been active in a writing group on MDI and has published poetry and op-eds in the Bangor Daily News. Paul, on the highlights of the […]

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2012 National Day on Writing

We celebrated the National Day on Writing here at MWP!  Last year on the National Day on Writing, the National Writing Project asked people to talk about “Why I Write” and many folks shared their thoughts on blogs and through social media.  This year, the topic is “What I Write.” You can learn more about this […]

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Calling All TCs!

MWP is on Facebook! In case you missed it, MWP has a facebook page where you can now connect with all of your fellow teacher-consultants and MWP friends.  If you haven’t already, please “like” the Maine Writing project Facebook page so you will remain in the loop about the happenings of MWP.  Do you have photos […]

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In the News…

In case you missed it, site Director Rich Kent and teacher-consultant Dave Boardman are in the press for current great work! Site Director Rich Kent is featured in the Fall issue of UMaine Today.  The article”Sports Writers: A UMaine researcher studies the impact of journaling on student-athletes” describes Rich’s work with team notebooks.  The article […]

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Cynthia Dean ’04 Named 2012 Baker Scholar

We are pleased to announce that Cynthia Dean, Ed.D. has been named the Maine Writing Project Baker Scholar for 2012. The Baker Scholar is awarded to a Maine Writing Project teacher-consultant who exemplifies thoughtful teaching, inspired scholarship, and important contributions to the Maine Writing Project community. Cynthia Dean joined the Maine Writing Project in 2004.  […]

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