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.

1st week: Tech Tools for Writing

2nd week: Wednesday Night Writes Kick Off Event

3rd week: Writing Poetry

4th week: Writing Nonfiction

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

March 17-18 at George Mason University's Arlington Campus

Creatively Centered: A professional development workshop

Inclusivity & Creativity Across the Curriculum: Fostering Student Agency: A presentation about why inclusivity & creativity are important in academic spaces (+ ways to incorporate)


Wednesday Night Writes: Celebrate National Poetry Month with a focus on poetry writing at our virtual writers' event. We will update with information on how to attend at a later date.


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:

MLA Institutes on Reading and Writing Pedagogy at Access-Oriented Institutions: This summer institute is an opportunity to work with a cohort of educators and graduate students who aspire to teach at access-oriented institutions. During our weeklong residential institute, faculty members will engage with the theory and practice of teaching reading and writing at the college level. Click here for more information.

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

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