NeWP Spring and Summer Writing Marathons

Writing Marathons have always held a special place within the NeWP community. The Nebraska Writing Project has been sponsoring writing marathons since 2006, embracing their ability to bring teachers back to their NeWP roots and to promote place-conscious thinking and writing. Seasonal writing marathons are held each year. This year…

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NeWP Fall and Winter Writing Marathons

The fall and winter marathon were filled with great writers and beautiful weather. The annual fall writing marathon was held at Platte River State Park September 26-28th. Participants gathered Saturday morning for a new addition to the weekend, an Unconference. Veteran and pre-service teachers enjoyed an open discussion on education…

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Platte River Writing Retreat and Marathon 2011

Photos by Kate Brooke, Jeff Grinvalds, and Jason Hertz Teacher-writers (with their writing-friendly friends and family) descended once again on Platte River State Park for the annual Nebraska Writing Project Platte River Writing Retreat and Marathon on Sept. 9-11.  This year saw the return of the Friday Night Write about…

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Third annual Platte River Writing Retreat and Writing Marathon draws newbies, westerners, angry cardinals, and quilts

Warm weather and yet another world-class potluck graced the weekend of the Nebraska Writing Project’s Third Annual Platte River Writing Retreat and Marathon on September 10-12 at Platte River State Park. Seventeen people participated in Saturday’s writing marathon, with many of them staying overnight in park cabins and a few…

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Inaugural Professional Writing Retreat Supports and Inspires Teacher Voices

Twelve NeWP Teacher Consultants gathered at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler this June to support one another in the NeWP’s first Professional Writing Retreat. Three facilitators (Jane Connealy, Robert Petrone, and Susan Martens) and nine participants spent three days writing, reading, and collaborating in small groups within the quiet…

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NeWP Fall Retreat, Platte River State Park September 19-21, 2008

Photos courtesy of Kate Brooke Getting started The familiar chirping of cicadas and crickets keeps time with the occasional wail of the loon. Dried leaves, having fallen a little early, and an abundance of giant acorns, crunch underfoot. The aroma of burning wood and charcoal waft across the campgrounds bringing…

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