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2015 SAWP Invitational Summer Institute

The San Antonio Writing Project’s 9th Summer Institute begins June 8th and runs through July 2nd and is held at the main campus of UTSA. This year we have fifteen participants, including a teacher from South Africa. See this information page to learn more about the Summer Institute experience and how to apply.

Missions Camp Writing Marathon

Missions Camp Writing Marathon

You are invited May 2nd 10 AM – 1 PM to enjoy a day of history and writing at the San Antonio Missions. Join the San Antonio Writing Project and other interested writers and the public to walk from the Mission Branch Library to Mission San Jose.  This event supports the Summer 2015 Missions Young

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SAWP has a NEW Website!

SAWP has a NEW Website!

We are all celebrating the new SAWP website. Hurrah! Although still under construction, the website is ready for prime time. Miss the old website? For a short time, you can still view the old website. If you have any difficulties navigating or finding any information on the website, email the website editor, Lennie Irvin, at

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Kahani Project

Kahani Project

On April 11th, the India Association of San Antonio in collaboration with The UTSA San Antonio Writing Project invites children of Asian Indian origin to participate in the 2015 Kahani Project. The event will start at at 4PM at the IASA Community Center. For information, see this flier.

Summer 2015 Young Writer’s Camps

Summer 2015 Young Writer's Camps

  The San Antonio Writing Project offers multiple camps for young writers ages 9-17 (4th -12th grades). Session 1 runs June 15-19 and Session 2 June 22-26. At these week-long half day or full day camps, youth get to have fun with writing and grow as writers. For more information about this summers camps and

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SAWP February Teacher Conference–2/7

SAWP February Teacher Conference--2/7

Dr. Jerry Harste will be the keynote speaker at this year’s SAWP February Teacher Conference (more about Dr. Harste). The conference will be held Saturday, February 7th from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at UTSA-Downtown. In addition to Dr. Harste’s keynote address, SAWP Teacher Consultants will share presentations of effective lessons and strategies for teaching

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SAWP Professional Development Empowers Teachers

SAWP Professional Development Empowers Teachers

“As teachers we can empower our students. We can help them like to write. We can help them trust themselves, work with others, find voices, and be more forceful and articulate in using writing in their lives. We can help make their school experience liberating rather than deadening or oppressive. Indeed, we can help students

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