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.
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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