Greater Madison Writing Project

The Greater Madison Writing Project (GMWP) at UW–Madison is an affiliate of the National Writing Project (NWP) , a nationally acclaimed professional learning community that puts educators’ knowledge, experience, and voices at its center. GMWP offers both professional development for educators as well as enrichment opportunities for children and young adult writers. Greater Madison Writing Project (GMWP), is a joint effort between the College of Letters & Science and the School of Education.

Our Vision

“Lead an education revolution through writing where teachers are at the center and students are at the heart of every classroom, school and district in our nation.”

Our Mission

“Serve as a professional home that nurtures, inspires and empowers educators to be engaged writers, researchers, leaders and activists in their schools and communities so they will nurture, inspire and empower students to be writers, researchers, leaders and activists themselves.”

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that educators are experts, and inspired and empowered educators can change the world.
  • We believe in writing as a reflective and creative practice that is essential to having voice in one’s life.
  • We believe all people can learn and that all learners deserve an engaging and enriching education.
  • We believe educators are lifelong learners.
  • We believe in a holistic approach to education that considers the whole person.

Core Values

  • Imagination and Creativity
  • Passion and Optimism
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Mentorship and Collaboration

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If you have questions about Greater Madison Writing Project, please email Greater Madison Writing Project Director Mark Dziedzic at

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All of our virtual programs will be running as planned. We are following UW–Madison campus policy regarding in-person program cancellations. Please check the UW-Madison COVID-19 website for updates. 

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December 2020

Greater Madison Writing Project Connect (Online)

December 17 @ 4:00 pm CST - 5:15 pm CST
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One event on October 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on November 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on December 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

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