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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May 3rd Dinner Info Session on Summer Institutes

Sarah DeBacher | April 19, 2016

Interested in learning more about our 2 upcoming Summer Invitational Institutes? Please join us for dinner on May 3rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in LA 197 at the University of New Orleans. To RSVP, please e-mail We hope to see you there.

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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Greater New Orleans Writing Project

Interested in our summer institutes--the Teacher as Writer and the College-Ready Writers Program? Join us on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5-7 in room 197 of UNO's Liberal Arts Building for an info session. Dinner will be served!

Apr 30th 8:19am • No Comments

Sound advice on supporting writers. Get lots, lots more in our Summer Institutes! Applications close May 13th. Don't miss out!

7 Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area

It's not all that complicated, and it doesn't have to be time-consuming, either. You don't need an English degree to get really good at helping students build writing proficiency in your content area. Continue Reading →

Apr 27th 1:24pm • No Comments

We' re accepting applications for our summer institutes! Apply now to reserve a spot in The Most Inspired (and Inspiring!) PD experience OF YOUR LIFE! #nothyperbole #writeforlife

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Apr 25th 12:32pm • 1 Comment

Using "but" and "therefore" to create a story. (From the writers of South Park!)

South Park Writers Share Their Writing Rule #1 - AFW

This is a great presentation from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker on plotting using the key words "but" and "therefore." It's brilliant. Watch it.

Apr 20th 9:05pm • No Comments

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