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WMWP Wins Library of Congress Literacy Award

Best Practices Honoree
Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Western Massachusetts Writing Project is one of 15 organizations being honored by the Library of Congress for their implementation of best practices in literacy promotion. WMWP is among the organizations working to expand literacy and promote reading in the United States and worldwide that will be awarded the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards at the National Book Festival gala, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today.


Scenes from the Springfield Armory Summer Camp

Exploring the Armory
Sunday, June 30, 2019

The last week of June marked the sixth year of a free week-long summer writing and history camp for Springfield students (middle and high school) at the Springfield Armory Historic Site. The camp -- a long-standing partnership between WMWP and the Springfield Armory and the Duggan School -- featured writing with inquiry and history and a sense of place.

At the camp this summer, the middle and high school participants: