National Writing Project

2017 NWP Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Marriott St. Louis Grand
800 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
(314) 621-9600

The NWP Annual Meeting is the one time each year that Writing Project writers/makers, teachers, leaders, hackers, and learners come together in one large gathering of the community that is the National Writing Project to explore connected learning and leadership.

This year, NWP's headquarters hotel will be the Marriott St. Louis Grand , which is adjacent to the America's Center Convention Complex where the NCTE Convention will be held. NWP has a dedicated block of sleeping rooms at the Marriott, which is now open for bookings through our Lodging page. Deadline to book rooms: October 19.


The registration fee for the 2017 NWP Annual Meeting is $150, and includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening social. Payments by credit card or check will be accepted. You can still register for the meeting but it's too late to receive a pre-printed name tag.

Sign Up to Facilitate a Roundtable Discussion

Share a slice of your site's work at the NWP Annual Meeting. Sign up your Writing Project site to facilitate a roundtable discussion by bringing a perspective and/or a piece of work along with a question to prompt a discussion of a key site program, practice, or other aspect of site work. Sign up here . Questions? Email Deadline: August 14

Meeting Overview: Wednesday

Welcome Room
5:30–8:00 p.m.
Marriott St. Louis Grand, Crystal Ballroom
Pick up your name tag and program, get your questions answered, and orient yourself to the Annual Meeting by dropping by the NWP Welcome Room at the Marriott from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Meeting Overview: Thursday

Marriott St. Louis Grand

Thursday morning begins with a round of sessions where Writing Project colleagues can connect, have conversations, and share ideas. The morning sessions are followed by the plenary, after which lunch will be available from 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Two rounds of afternoon sessions will run from 1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., followed by an evening social with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar at 5:30 p.m. A special free screening of the documentary American Creed will run from 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meeting Overview: Friday

Join us on Friday for a series of optional events and workshops, including a Writing Marathon hosted by the Gateway Writing Project, a mini-retreat for site directors new to their roles, and special workshops brought to you by Writable and StoriumEdu. The NWP Exhibit Booth also opens at the NCTE Convention (America's Center Convention Complex, Hall 3, Spaces 426 & 428). Be sure to stop by!

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