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 800 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.



PhilWP's 30th anniversary reception was held on September 15, 2016. The event celebrated our past and looked forward to our future. The event provided an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying food, drinks and spectacular entertainment!



Last year's Invitational Summer Institute took place July 17 to July 28. The 2017 Institute focused on writing and 21st century literacies. K-12 teachers across disciplines will examine writing processes through Kid Writing, College-Ready Writing, and Poetry Inside Out (PIO), a unique multilingual program that teaches diverse learners to translate great poetry from the around the world.  Learn more about the institute and joining our network



In collaboration with Independence National Historical park, the Philadelphia Writing Project welcomes students who desire to write, explore history, and develop digital and artistic talent. 

Last year's Project Write took place at the Independence National Historical Park, July 24-August 4, 2017, 9:00am - 12:30pm.

Applications for next summer will become available in the spring of 2018.