The Philadelphia Writing Project

Philadelphia Writing Project


The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP), located at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, is a site of the National Writing Project. It is a growing teacher network of over 700 teacher consultants who work in a variety of ways with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning in their classrooms and schools regardless of grade or discipline. Find out more about PhilWP

 Celebration of writing and literacy

The annual Celebration of Writing and Literacy (CoWL) took place October 31, at the Penn Graduate School of Education. Educators had the opportunity to participate in facilitated discussions centering around important educational issues and hands-on, teacher led workshops celebrating innovative reading and writing practices. 

It was a great success and we once again thank everyone who helped us make this event a great one.

Walk for Literacy

The Philadelphia Writing Project sponsored its third annual Walk for Literacy on Sunday, November 8, 2015, during Penn's Homecoming weekend. The route passed through Penn Park (217 S. 33rd St. at Shoemaker Green) with its skyline views of the City of Philadelphia. This event directly supports writing camp scholarships for students and community-based writing programs.  Click here to view photos of the this year's event. 


This year's Invitational Summer Institute took place from July 20 - August 7. Twenty-six teachers from across the city took advantage of the 15 days to engage in collaborative work and discussion focusing on the integration of writing across the curriculum. Use this link to find pictures of our two-day special session with Poetry Inside Out.


TEens: Writing in the Park at Project Write

The Philadelphia Writing Project in collaboration with Independence National Historical Park welcomes students who desire to write, explore history and develop digital and artistic talent.   Project Write takes place each year in July.  Click here to view photos from this summer.  Click here for an overview of activities.  Registration for this program is open from February until July.