2016 Agate Writing Workshop

Twelve teachers from across the state joined in the 2016 Agate Teacher’s Workshop June 6th through 8th. This two-year partnership between the NeWP and the National Park Service turned its focus to Exploring the Bones of Place. Park ranger and Fort Union museum curator, Fred MacVaugh and NeWP...
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Spring Gathering 2016

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On Friday, May 6th, the Nebraska Writing Project gathered together TCs from all over the state to celebrate the State of NeWP. Stacey Waite, acting director, opened up the ceremony by declaring the state of NeWP to be strong, and jokingly pointing out that she didn’t manage to...
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NeWP @ NETA 2016

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The Nebraska Writing Project continued its partnership with NETA for the second year in a row by attending the April 21-22 NETA Conference and sharing four presentations. The NeWP NETA representatives for this year were Jeff Grinvalds, Technology Liaison; Brenda Larabee, Co-Director; Jodie Morgenson, Waverly High School; and Tiffany...
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Poetry from the Plains

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Join us for a Poetry Reading for the website launch of “Poetry From the Plains: A Nebraska Perspective” poetryfromtheplains.org Date: April 30, 2016 Time: 2:30-4:00 PM Place: UNL Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, 14th & S Street, Lincoln Poets Reading: Twyla Hansen, Lenora Castillo, Allison Hedge Coke, Matt Mason Free and...
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Northern Youth Writing Festival 2016

On Saturday, March 19th, 11 youth and their instructors from 4 communities traveled to Stuart to participate in the Youth Writing Festival sponsored by the Nebraska Writing Project.  Communities represented in the festival were Stuart, Valentine, Lynch, and Wausa. Students were able to attend sessions presented by Kendra...
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Youth Writing Festivals 2016

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On Saturday, March 19th, NeWP hosted the Youth Writing Festivals. For our Eastern Festival, we moved locations to Gretna High School and we had a fantastic turnout. There were over 50 students there from eight different schools/districts. The Eastern Festival is for middle school students and they ranged...
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Winter Board Retreat 2016

January 23, 2016 Andrews Hall University of Nebraska-Lincoln Led by acting Director, Stacey Waite, the Nebraska Writing Project board met on Saturday to share, learn and plan. Twenty members of NeWP participated in the annual retreat. The first item on the agenda was the new t-shirts and polos...
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2016 Writing Marathons Announced

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Whether you are new to writing marathons or a veteran, 2016 is an exciting year. It marks the eighth anniversary of writing marathons in Nebraska. Writing from this year’s spring and winter writing marathons is attached. Information is located at the close of this article on how to...
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2016 Agate Teacher’s Workshop

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Agate Teacher’s Workshop: Exploring the Language of Fossils [by Fred MacVaugh] Are you eager to explore opportunities to combine creative writing and science in the classroom? Join teachers from around Nebraska for a June 6-8, 2016 teacher’s workshop and writing marathon at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in...
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