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 fourth annual Walk for Literacy on Sunday, October 30, 2016, 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.  Click here to register.


This year's Invitational Summer Institute will take place from July 18 - August 5. Use
this link to visit the JOIN OUR NETWORK page and learn how to apply

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 will take place this summer from July 11-22 with an orientation the evening of July 7.  Click here to download an informational flier.  Click here to submit an application.  

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 2015 Project Write photos