38th Invitational Summer Institutes

The Greater New Orleans Writing Project presents the 38th annual Summer Institutes: The 2016 Invitational Summer Institute & The College Ready Writer’s Program.

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Mermaids, Goats, and Moses Malone

Ari Zeiger | February 23, 2016

To start class today (à la Nancie Atwell), I brought in this lyrical vignette by Mary Oliver where she writes oh-so tenderly about her dog Ben. The last few lines of her sketch are as follows: “Ben. Joyful Ben. Because of his joyfulness, my own is increased. It is no small gift. So, perhaps it’s Read More


Call for Editorial Cartoon Submissions.

Sarah DeBacher | November 6, 2015

“The Scholastic Writing Awards are introducing a new category for 2016 – Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. The Editorial Cartoon category celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the students who Read More

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Monster Wars!

Sarah DeBacher | October 29, 2015

In the spirit of the season, I thought I’d share this SUPER FUN writing activity called “Monster Wars.”* Writing! Coloring! Monsters! Reflection! This assignment is scarily good. While my writers are college freshmen, you could easily do Monster Wars with writers at all grade levels. The Monster Wars activity is designed to show students just Read More

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Greater New Orleans Writing Project

GNOWPian Liz Hogan published a poem. Read it!

Autumn 2016 |

Rust + Moth Autumn 2016 has arrived! Featuring 37 new poems, this issue is missing a few teeth. Carl Jung wrote that if one loses teeth in a dream,

Aug 27th 9:13pm • No Comments

"Teachers are the most knowledgeable practitioners and advisors in assessing students’ literacy—their reading, writing, and communication skills. Teachers already assess students’ progress every day in K–12 schools and postsecondary classrooms—with validity and creativity.

Until teachers are at the heart of design teams for every large-scale assessment—from early discussions through test development—literacy assessments will deliver less useful data and timely information than they should."

Teachers know best how to assess students’ literacy, NCTE survey shows

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is pleased to release the report of its National Assessment Story Project Survey. The Assessment Story Project: What We Learned from Teachers Sharing Their Experiences with Literacy Assessment

Aug 24th 8:56am • No Comments

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BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship

Enter this fellowship as a promising writer and become a force to be reckoned with. Apply by Oct. 1, 2016.

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Creative Nonfiction

REMINDER! Ten days to go before the "How We Teach" deadline! For an issue of the magazine, we're looking for original stories that give insight into what it means to teach—whether in a formal classroom or not.

Aug 19th 8:41am • No Comments

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