The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Join the WMWP Virtual Writing Group

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

WMWP TCs Mary Cowhey and Bruce Penniman revived WMWP's tradition of monthly Saturday morning Teachers as Writers workshops earlier this year, only to have the program disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. However, teacher-writers are now meeting online every two weeks, and new members are welcome. The next scheduled session is Saturday, May 16.

The group convenes at 9:30 for a check-in and some optional prompts, then goes off to write for an hour or so, then meets again at 11 for sharing and feedback. 


Youth Writing Adventure 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

The 2019 Youth Writing Adventure, sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Writing Project, was held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in March. Students from visiting schools were led in writing sessions led by WMWP teacher consultants. Young writer were immersed in experience of writing together, on the grounds of the university.


This I Believe: Voices from the Youth Writing Adventure at UMass

Monday, March 25, 2019

Back in 1951, when describing his new radio series, journalist Edward R. Murrow wrote, "This I Believe. By that name, we present the personal philosophies of thoughtful men and women in all walks of life. In this brief space, a banker or a butcher, a painter or a social worker, people of all kinds who need have nothing more in common than integrity, a real honesty, will write about the rules they live by, the things they have found to be the basic values in their lives."