UW-Madison Greater Madison Writing Project


The Greater Madison Writing Project (GMWP) at University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) is an affiliate of National Writing Project (NWP) network, 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 at UW-Madison between the College of Letters & Science and  the School of Education.  


Through Summer Writing Camps for elementary, middle, and high school students, GMWP supports the love of writing in writers at every level.  GMWP also supports writing initiatives for homeless and unaccompanied youth in the Dane County area.  In all of our programing, young writers are encouraged to grow their writing skills and try out new genres; they learn from expert educators and published authors as well as from their peers!  In addition to a supportive environment and a week or two of fun, participants work is celebrated in print through our annual publications.  


Through the NWP’s professional development model, teachers in all subject areas and at all levels learn new strategies for helping their students become accomplished writers and learners. Teachers also become members of a professional community that helps them keep their teaching fresh and vibrant. The Greater Madison Writing Project offers a diverse set of offerings including the summer institute, yearlong action research projects, advanced institutes, new teacher institutes, writing retreats, and subject specific symposiums.