For 35 years, the Greater New Orleans Writing Project at the University of New Orleans has been a site of the National Writing Project, an organization dedicated to improving writing and the teaching of writing throughout the Greater New Orleans area and the nation. We achieve our goals through teacher collaboration, inquiry into best practices, and support of teacher-writers and student-writers in New Orleans area classrooms.
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April 18, 2015
2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148

WriteFest presents: The 2015 NWP Urban Sites Network Conference

Join us in New Orleans for the 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference, presented by WriteFest and The Greater New Orleans Writing Project! We will explore ways to empower urban students through writing pedagogy, with a focus on the educational climate in New Orleans and on student publishing. On Friday, the event will feature Read More

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When I Was Your Age

Sarah DeBacher | April 15, 2015

“There’s school, and then there’s life. At least that’s how we used to think about it when we were students. We’d run into one of our teachers at the grocery store and be all, ‘WHAT?! You don’t LIVE at the school?’ Once, Sarah and her mom bumped into one of her English teachers out walking Read More

Our First Write@UNO Workshop!

Sarah DeBacher | October 21, 2014

Our first Write@UNO workshop of the year was a huge success! We hosted fifteen young writers from schools around New Orleans for a day of tutoring and craft classes. Andy Young hosted our poetry class, in which students were asked to write praise poems in the style of Kevin Young’s “Ode to the Hotel Near Read More


On Creativity

Sarah DeBacher | October 21, 2013

This entry comes to us from GNOWP allstar Ari Zeiger. Ari attended the Summer Institute in 2012, co-facilitated it in 2013, and teaches writing (brilliantly!) at Delgado Community College. ### In this short video, Sir Ken Robinson discourses on a range of subjects (from creativity to education to imagination). At last count, I’ve watched the Read More

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Greater New Orleans Writing Project

We're gathering for the bus tour! 916 N. Peters St.

Apr 17th 9:48am • No Comments

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Denver teacher creates heartwrenching, inspiring lesson


DENVER - A teacher in Denver wanted to find a way to better understand her students, and the result is both heart-wrenching and inspiring.

Apr 17th 2:12am • No Comments

YES, you may still register for WriteFest! See you all soon! https://writefest.eventbrite.com

WriteFest Presents the 2015 NWP Urban Sites Conference: Students Write Their Cities


The Greater New Orleans Writing Project is thrilled to announce that this year WriteFest will be hosting the 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference! Teachers from around the country will gather for a weekend of networking, breakout sessions, and discussion centered around writing pedag…

Apr 16th 2:24pm • No Comments

Our National Writing Project Urban Sites Network friends are arriving today from schools across the US! We can't wait! We've got a full slate of activities four of NWP friends tomorrow: the (sold out) bus tour tomorrow, a Writing Marathon, and the Pizza Poetry party. Here we go!

Apr 16th 9:37am • No Comments