PoeArt 2020 Virtual Gallery

PoeArt is an invitation and celebration of creativity within the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project.  We invite WPWP teacher-consultants to submit 3-5 poems; they are then invited to create art or partner with an artist to generate work that is inspired by the selected poem. Typically, we hang the work in a local coffee shop or […]

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Scholastic Writing–Opportunities for All Young Writers

By Jane Miller Almost every Sunday Zainab Adisa’s mother made a “smelly fish.” Zainab wrote about it as “flash fiction” for a class assignment and submitted it her senior year to the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her fish story, along with several poems and an excerpt from a dramatic script, were rewarded with […]

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2019 PoeArt Opportunity

PoeArt is back in honor and memory of Cj Coleman.  Let’s make poetry and art, and share with our friends!    1) Submit 3 to 5 original poems by December 1, 2018 to poeart2019@gmail.com. If you only have two poems to submit, still enter, please. Put this information in the subject line and on your electronic file submission: PoeArt2019Entry_LASTNAME   2) […]

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In the words of Carol, Lauren, and Val

In the words of Carol Aten Frow, WPWP Fellow 2016 A Favorite Lesson for Middle School Students “One of my favorite lessons is to take a picture book and turn it into a writing lesson. I chose the book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” and my seventh graders have to do cause-and-effect writing. […]

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