Eastern Michigan Writing Project

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A mother and her three daughers sitting together in a library.
 A family at one of our Family Writing Series.
A mother and her three daughers sitting together in a library.

 A family at one of our Family Writing Series.

Launched in the mid-1980s, the Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP) is one of 11 sites of the National Writing Projects of Michigan and one of more than 200 sites of the National Writing Project. The EMWP seeks to improve student writing and thinking by improving the teaching of writing, provide professional development programs for classroom teachers and expand the professional roles of teachers. 

Inkstains Summer Writing Camps 2020 -

Now Online!

Student writers experience the support of camp teachers and peers when they attend Inkstains Summer Writing Camps.  Registration for this summer's virtual writing camps for students entering grades 3-12 is now open!  Please view and share our updated Inkstains Online 2020 flier [PDF].

Summer Institute 2020 - Now Online!

Teachers from all subject areas and disciplines, grades K-college, are invited to attend the virtual EMWP Summer Institute: Initiatives in Writing, July 6-23, 2020 (Monday-Thursday). Also included is a synchronous online pre-institute meeting in the spring and two post-institute meetings in fall 2020. Please view and share our Summer Institute flier [PDF].

Family Literacy Initiative

The Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP) is pleased to offer workshops [PDF] for parents, families, and teens through our Family Literacy Initiative—including a four-part workshop series specially designed for English learners and their families that culminates in a celebration of writing and published storybook of the participants’ writing!  

For almost 15 years now, the EMWP has been partnering with area schools, libraries, and other non-profit organizations to offer workshops for parents and families that promote writing.  The purpose of the Family Literacy Initiative is to reach out and offer parents insight into the writing process so that they can better support their child’s learning at school by encouraging and helping their children with writing at home.

Bring a Family Literacy Workshop to Your School or Organization

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