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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Contact

If you have questions about the Greater Madison Writing Project, our programs, or would like to partner with us please email Mark Dziedzic mdziedzic@wisc.edu

Greater Madison Writing Project Events

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Covid-19 Update

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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May 2020

Just Write (Online)

May 12 @ 4:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT
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One event on April 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

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

One event on May 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on June 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

Free
Greater Madison Writing Project participants working together on their lap tops

Join us to... write! Set aside one hour of your day to write and share with your GMWP community! You won't regret it! All are welcome to attend! RSVP for June 2

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GMWP Connect (Online)

May 14 @ 4:00 pm CDT - 5:15 pm CDT
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One event on April 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on May 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on May 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

Free
GWMP Connect

Connect with educators from around the state to work and learn together as we address the changing and challenging landscape of teaching and learning. We have focused on our “Students at the Heart” part of…

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Just Write (Online)

May 19 @ 4:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT
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One event on April 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

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

One event on May 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on June 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

Free
Greater Madison Writing Project participants working together on their lap tops

Join us to... write! Set aside one hour of your day to write and share with your GMWP community! You won't regret it! All are welcome to attend! RSVP for June 2

Find out more »

GMWP Connect (Online)

May 28 @ 4:00 pm CDT - 5:15 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on May 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on May 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

Free
GWMP Connect

Connect with educators from around the state to work and learn together as we address the changing and challenging landscape of teaching and learning. We have focused on our “Students at the Heart” part of…

Find out more »

June 2020

Just Write (Online)

June 2 @ 4:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

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

One event on May 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

One event on June 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

Free
Greater Madison Writing Project participants working together on their lap tops

Join us to... write! Set aside one hour of your day to write and share with your GMWP community! You won't regret it! All are welcome to attend! RSVP for June 2

Find out more »

Literacy Research Symposium (Online)

June 18 @ 12:30 pm CDT - 3:30 pm CDT
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One event on July 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm UTC

Price varies
Photo of Kenneth and Yetta Goodman

Join us for a two-day, interactive online celebration of the life and work of Professor Emeritus Kenneth S. Goodman, hosted by UW–Madison Professor Dawnene Hassett. This program is free for students in the summer course,…

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July 2020

Graphic Novel Writing Camp (Online)

July 6 @ 1:00 pm CDT - July 10 @ 3:00 pm CDT
$250
Graphic Novelist Writing Camp participant

KaBOOM!!! Calling all Tween/Teen Graphic Novelists!  If you love graphic novels— and are a motivated artist who wants to draw all week— this is the writing camp for you!  BAM!!! Draw your own characters that…

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Literacy Research Symposium (Online)

July 9 @ 12:30 pm CDT - 3:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm UTC

Price varies
Photo of Kenneth and Yetta Goodman

Join us for a two-day, interactive online celebration of the life and work of Professor Emeritus Kenneth S. Goodman, hosted by UW–Madison Professor Dawnene Hassett. This program is free for students in the summer course,…

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GMWP Online Yearlong Institute

July 27 - July 30
Price varies
A row of black pencils with a red UW-Madison pencil

Educators are teaching and learning in unprecedented times. The COVID 19 pandemic demanded emergency remote teaching and educators across the country met the demand. The pandemic provided an opportunity to see our students’ and our…

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Nature Writing Camp (Online)

July 27 @ 1:00 pm CDT - July 31 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Nature Writing Camp students at Olbrich Gardens

The natural world has been an inspiration to writers since the beginning of time. Join us for a week that allows our surroundings to motivate our writing! Wherever you are - we will learn more…

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August 2020

PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning (Online)

August 3 - August 7
Price varies
PowerUp:Real Teaching for Virtual learning students

In these challenging times, high-quality practices that blend online and in-person teaching are more valuable than ever before. PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning builds on cutting-edge ideas of instructional design and blended learning in…

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High School Writers Camp (Online)

August 3 @ 10:00 am CDT - August 7 @ 12:00 pm CDT
$250
High School Writing Camp students sitting together on a bench

Enjoy a supportive and creative environment led by a staff dedicated to inspiring and supporting writers of all abilities. Engage in the writing process while exploring a variety of genres including poetry, creative nonfiction, personal…

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