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.


Join us on May 31 at Houston Hall, 5-7 pm

PhilWP invites you to a celebration and fundraiser on May 31, 2018, 5-7 pm in Houston Hall, Class of '49, to honor the work of the Philadelphia Writing Project and the 10th anniversary of the Marci Resnick Teacher Fund.

We are honoring distinguished guest from two PhilWP/NWP partnerships:

Project Write, our summer youth writing program, designed in collaboration with Renee Albertoli, Interpretive Specialist, Independence National Historical Park and,

Philly School Media Network, our student journalism program in partnership with Maria Archangelo, Publisher/Executive Diretor, Philadelphia Public School Notebook and the School District of Philadelphia.

Our goal is to raise $15,000 needed to offer PhilWP's 2018 Summer Invitational Leadership Institute.  Light refreshments will be served at 5 pm and the program will begin at 6 pm.  Your $50 donation or more to PhilWP will help us reach our goal.   

May 31 Host Committee: Joye Alberts, Vanessa Brown, Shirley Brown, Judy Buchanan, Christina Cantrill, Cozette Ferron, Eva Gold, Janet Holloway, Daniel Jones, David Jones, Steve Jones, Myrdis Kelly, Susan Lytle, Mike Mannix, Lois McGee, Frank Murphy, Janene Onyango, Dina Portnoy, Barrett Rosser, Diane Santori, Amanda Schear, Mary Silverstein, Trey Smith, Diane Waff, Fay Warner, Latricia Whitfield.

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!



The 2018 Invitational Summer Institute focuses on teaching and learning with historical primary sources to open up inquiries into community, equity and change.  For more than 30 years, K-12 teachers across disciplines have explored how and why writing and literacy are critical tools for learning.  This summer we will consider how primary sources can support interdisciplinary learning, challenge assumptions of a single story, and encourage reflection on how (hi)stories are told and interpreted.  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. 

This year's Project Write will take place at the Independence National Historical Park, (Tues. - Fri.) July 24-August 3, 2018, 9:00am - 12:30pm.  Complete the online application here.   Click here to print a flier.