2015 Platte River State Writing Retreat and Marathon

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Sit back, relax by the campfire and immerse yourself in nature, words and community. We are currently welcoming reservations for the 2015 writing marathon and retreat. The retreat begins Friday, September 25 and concludes the 27th. Join other NeWP TCs in the Chokecherry cabins for a Friday night...
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A Grand Celebration at the Spring Gathering

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Over sixty teachers gathered Friday night, May 1st, 2015, to celebrate the year’s achievements in the Nebraska Writing Project, and to honor this year’s award recipients. Diana Weis, a 5th grade teacher from Cather Elementary School in Millard, received the 2015 Carol MacDaniels Nebraska Writing Project Teacher of...
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Spring Gathering: The Quilt Raffle!

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Mark your calendars for May 1 at 6:00 pm and your chance to win! This is the raffle quilt that will be won at the 2015 Spring Gathering this year. Tickets are $1 per chance. Please thank Jan Knispel for her generous donation! Click to email Jan for...
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NeWP Youth Writing Festivals!

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NeWP Youth Writing Festivals Elkhorn South High School The Nebraska Writing Project hosted the 2015 Youth Writing Festival at Elkhorn South High School on March 21st. This was a wonderful opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to participate in a variety of writing exercises and activities. The students...
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2015 Spring Writing Marathon – Benson (Omaha, NE)

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I concluded that if I could only nudge the world a little bit, maybe that would be enough.But nudging isn’t enough.” ― Jacqueline Novogratz Hello Writing Friends, The Nebraska Writing Project has talked a lot about mindfulness and positive advocacy this year, so it is only natural that...
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Winter Writing Marathon

Over twenty NeWP TCs met after the January board retreat for the Winter Writing Marathon. The Ascent sculpture by Jun Kaneko was a hot spot for writers, but groups ventured throughout downtown Lincoln on their writing journeys. Click here to read more about their day.
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NCTE 2014: Writing Marathons in Washington D. C.

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This November, I had the wonderful opportunity to represent the Nebraska Writing Project and Westside High School at the National Council of Teachers of English conference in Washington D. C. I also attended the National Writing Project national conference where we celebrated the 40th year of the writing...
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I Love to Write/We Love to Write

“ I liked how we could write whatever we want.” “I liked the marathon.” “I liked how we didn’t have to use prompts and we had more freedom in our writing.” “I liked how the slam poets came. It was fun listening to their poems!” “I have enjoyed...
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