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

Greater New Orleans Writing Project shared National Council of Teachers of English's photo.

National Council of Teachers of English

It's the 8th Annual National Day on Writing. Why do you write? Post with #WhyIWrite and share your inspiration.

Oct 20th 7:18am • No Comments

Tomorrow night, you should toooootally come out in support of the great work our friends at Big Class do. They need a few volunteers, as well. Head on over to their FB page to volunteer.

Big Class

Learn more about how Big Class's Halloween literary costume and cocktail party supports our city's young writers:

Oct 19th 12:13pm • No Comments

An alternative to the 5-paragraph essay.

National Council of Teachers of English

David Slomp describes an instructional approach in which the "process of analysis becomes the tool students use to figure out how to write other tasks they’ve never seen before."

Oct 19th 10:28am • No Comments

Check out this helpful blog post from our partners at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Don't forget to email if you are interested in having a rep from GNOWP come to your school! Open to grades 7-12!

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers » Important Updates to the 2017 Scholastic Awards

The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open on September 14! A lot has stayed the same, but some things have changed this year. Here’s what you need to know:

Oct 18th 12:43pm • No Comments

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