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

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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Announcing the dates for our 2017 Invitational Summer Institute. "Teachers Teaching Teachers" for 39 years and counting! Share with your administrators and fellow teachers and join us this Summer and Fall.

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Mar 2nd 1:28pm • 1 Comment

Writers provide access to human emotions through words. Sometimes, we don't have the right English ones to do the job. Here are some others. 💖🖊📃

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had


Learning to identify and cultivate these feelings could give you a richer and more successful life

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We're guessing you know a thing or ten about great Louisiana poets. Nominate!


Selection Committee Will Make Recommendations to Governor - LEH


The LEH is seeking nominations for Louisiana's next Poet Laureate.

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