Writing Boston’s Future: NEW OPPORTUNITY!

Learn more and apply to our next cohort of Writing Boston’s Future HERE

**Participants will receive stipends after completing each part (1-3) of the process (highlighted below).**

Part One: Community Building and Inquiry Development

Fellows will meet with BWP/MAAH leadership team to build community together, participate in response groups, and create an inquiry project to work on during the summer learning experience. We will meet once a month from January – through May 2024.

Program Launch/Orientation/First Meeting – January 21, 2024
Time: 1p.m.- 4p.m.
Location: Museum of African American History

Part Two: Summer Institute

Fellows will meet with BWP/MAAH leadership team to learn about, write about, and teach the history and legacy of Black Boston’s cultural wealth. Fellows will pursue their own inquiry project as designed during the Winter/Spring 2024 season.

Part Three: Colloquium 

Fellows will exhibit their Writing Boston’s Future artifacts to the Greater Boston community. 

BE CURIOUS! BE CREATIVE! JOIN US TO FIND JOY IN LEARNING TOGETHER! INNOVATE TOGETHER! Please address any questions to Adela Gonzalez at gonadela1@gmail.com.

Mini-Retreats are Back! Register Now!

We are excited to offer a space for virtual writing times this year. Please join us if you can for the FIRST MINI-RETREAT OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! PLEASE feel free to share this note with any colleagues or friends who may enjoy a space to write and connect. No prior experience with BWP is necessary.
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Nurturing the Writing Teacher: Fostering a network of writing teachers
The Boston Writing Project is pleased to offer a monthly gathering for teachers of writing, teachers who write, and other educators who want to make time for their own writing and connect with others. You do not need to bring any prepared writing pieces to these times.
It is our hope that these gatherings can:

  • Create community and nurture teachers across a distance through the shared pursuit of writing
  • Engage educators in their own writing and response groups and creative self-care through writing prompts and conversations

Save the Dates Our monthly writing mini-retreats will occur on the third or fourth Mondays, unless otherwise noted. Make sure you mark calendars for our other mini retreats this school year: December 18, January 22, February 12, March 18, April 8, April 29, May 20, and June 10.

Professional Development Opportunity: Reading and Teaching Literacy Nonfiction and Informational Texts

Reading and Teaching Literary Nonfiction and Informational Texts

The course has a teacher-friendly schedule, including 8-9 synchronous sessions on Saturday mornings and asynchronous discussions during intervening weeks. Participants will read examples of nonfiction together, including a book-length work, do some analytical writing, learn strategies for teaching nonfiction, and create a text set and unit for their own classrooms. Teachers have rated the course highly in the past.

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contact Bruce Penniman at penniman@english.umass.edu