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Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project


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Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
210 E. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2202
Fax: 610-436-3212

Mary Buckelew, Ph.D.

Ann Mascherino
Program Coordinator

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The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project (PAWLP) is one of the oldest sites of the National Writing Project (NWP). PAWLP follows NWP's guiding principles and provides professional development, develops resources, generates research, and acts on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities. PAWLP believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. We work in partnership with institutions, organizations, and communities to develop and support leadership for educational improvement.

PAWLP offers summer and school-year courses and workshops in teaching writing, teaching literature, writing-reading connections, authentic assessment, and special topics of interest to educators. For information on how to bring a course or professional development program to your district email Mary Buckelew or call her at 610-436-2998.

Coming Events

Fall Semester Continuity Dates:
October 29, and December 3
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. in the PAWLP Office
Facilitated by Janice Ewing and Kim Kraf

Children's Book Writing Group:
October 29, and December 3
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. in the PAWLP Office
This new group is lead by Dana Kramaroff.
All are welcome!

Before You Read the Book Club:
Tuesday, November 1
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the PAWLP Office
Rina Vassallo and Kelly Virgin will lead a discussion on Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.