The Middle Tennessee Writing Project (MTWP) is a professional development program for teachers, K-college and across disciplines, striving to improve writing instruction. MTWP is one of nearly 200 sites of the National Writing Project (NWP), and the second of three NWP sites in Tennessee. The Middle Tennessee Writing Project seeks to serve teachers in Middle Tennessee.





The mission of the MTWP is to improve writing and learning in Middle Tennessee’s schools. The goal is to promote effective writing instruction through a teachers-teaching-teachers professional development model, which recognizes the importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership.

MTWP offers a variety of services, including a two week invitational summer institute for educators, youth writer’s camps, an annual fall conference, and other professional development opportunities throughout the year. MTWP can also partner with your school or district to provide sustained inservice programs. We hope you enjoy perusing the website, and should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.



MTSU’s Center for Educational Media and the MTWP have partnered to produce webcasts of TC’s demonstrations. Click here to see 2012 ISI Fellow Sarah Svarda presentation on using authors as research mentors. (Free registration is required.)

 saturday seminar button  The MTWP will be hosting monthly professional development workshops. These interactive workshops will focus on a targeted topic or strategy and offer hands-on practice as well as time to consider how to best implement the strategy in the classroom. Saturday Seminars will be affordable (only $10 per workshop) with convenient online registration. Click here for more information.
blog-image Check out the MTWP Blog for announcements about upcoming events and TC news. Click the green button to the right to submit a post of your own.




Looking for a place to share your writing or reconnect with other TCs? Click here to visit the TC-Connect forum.
dc8 Have you contacted your legislators lately? Call or email your Representatives often to let them know what the NWP means to you!
Members of The Book Whisperer discussion group: click here to access your forum.