Spring Gathering

We’ll be celebrating the Spring Gathering  MAY 2, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 pm Rm 212, Jackie Gaughan Center City Campus east of the Union We’d love to see you there to celebrate the Carol McDaniels award winner, Administrator of the Year, and honoring Robert Brooke,...
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NeWP Leadership Board February Meeting

The Nebraska Writing Project Leadership Board met on Monday, February 24th at the Country Kitchen in Omaha to discuss the pressing issues of the organization. Present were Dr. Robert Brooke, Kim Larson, Melanie Farber, Jeff Grinvalds, Danielle Helzer and Beverly Hoistad. Brenda Larabee of Stuart...
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Writing Marathons

by Melanie Farber Lincoln North Star High School “I am a writer” – Finding our voice in a Writing Marathon. The Nebraska Writing Project has brought me Writing Marathons. I’m not even sure I remember when I ‘marathoned’ for the first time, but I can...
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NeWP Writing Groups in the Secondary Classroom

The Writing Project Model: Creating Creative Writers One of the most powerful elements of the Nebraska Writing Project Summer Institute is the formation of permanent writing groups. As a member of one of these groups, you are compelled to write every day for an audience....
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Winter Board Retreat

Over twenty members of the Nebraska Writing Project board met on Saturday, January 18th for the annual Winter Board Retreat followed by the Winter Writing Marathon. One topic which was discussed was the movement to increase membership in the Nebraska Writing Project. We offer two...
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Starting an Afterschool Writing Club

After School Writers
After school and summer are the perfect times to support writers and at the same time, engage families in your school’s afterschool program. Join Deb Coyle, Nebraska Writing Project I Love to Write workshop leader and writing club expert, to learn the basics of starting an Afterschool...
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Winter Writing Marathon

*Gentle People:  Here’s a message from Diana Weis about the Winter Writing Marathon.  Please contact her directly!  ~Robert* You are welcome to join in the 2014 Winter Writing Marathon. Lunch will begin at Misty’s (200 N 11th, downtown Lincoln) at 12:30PM on Saturday, January 18th,...
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There Is No Future Without Memory

"Repair The World" HEN 2013
It all started on a cold day in Lincoln in 2009 when my friend Jenny Troester invited me to go to the NeWP Winter Writing Marathon with her. She introduced me to her fellow Nebraska Writing Project friends, we meandered around downtown Lincoln, exploring museums...
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Unconference= Success!

A social studies teacher adds his ideas to the Unconference ideas board.
  At this year’s first Unconference, ten teacher-learners representing grades K-16 gathered to discuss educational issues that mattered to them. The day began with a lively chat about preventing teacher burnout. All at different stages in our careers, we talked about the importance of getting...
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