2023 NVWP Events


New Year, New Approaches to Writing Instruction

January 21st 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

George Mason University, Fairfax Campus Horizon Hall 1012

Are you looking for ways to strengthen student writing without relying on formulas? Join us on Saturday, January 21st from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in Horizon Hall 1012 as we kick off the new year with new approaches to writing instruction. Experience writing as both a writer and an educator in this three-hour professional development offering hosted by the Northern Virginia Writing Project.

9:00 - 9:55 am -- Introduction to Writing Wednesdays: Harness the power of weekly creative writing exercises to support core ELA skills including both reading and writing skills.

9:55 - 10:00 am -- break

10:00 - 10:55 -- Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay: Support emerging writers with the tools and scaffolds need to develop essay writing skills without relying on formulaic structures.

10:55 - 11:05 am -- break

11:05 am - 12:00 pm -- Teachers as Writers: Experience the power of creative writing as teachers unleash their inner writer


ScribbleCon (hosted by NVWP Teacher-Consultant John Dutton) -- A free community event engaging writers of all skill-levels in fun creative writing exercises.


March into Writing: There's no time like the present to start tackling your writing goals and this community event will help you along your journey.

Creatively Centered: A professional development workshop hosted through the Secondary Schools Writing Center Association Conference (SSWCA)


Events to be determined


Writer's Walk: An active walking event that challenges writers to walk their way through various writing stations each exploring unique elements of writing.

June / July:

Summer Break -- check out the National Writing Project for its annual Write Across America event supported by local Writing Projects


Teacher Bootcamp: Master writing instruction with this one-day intensive professional development event promoting best practices for teachers


Writing Instruction that Works: Get back-to-school ready with formula-free approaches to writing instruction


Haunted Happenings: Are you brave enough to tackle this virtual writing event?


Food Narratives: Celebrate the bounty of the season as you mingle and munch your way through writing in this food-based community event


Writing Into Winter: A virtual-writing event celebrating the joys of the holiday season