Teacher Writers

Teacher Writers

Digital Paper (Submissions from BAWP TCs Only)

Digital Paper is an online magazine published by the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP). Its contributors are BAWP Teacher Consultants, local educators who completed  the BAWP Invitational Summer Institute in the Teaching of Writing. The audience of this eZine is anyone interested in good reading, writing, viewing, and listening.

We are dedicated to the premise that in order to be effective teachers of the arts we must also slide behind typewriters, pick up chalk, strap on guitars, start the camera rolling, reach for the brush…and pursue the arts ourselves, with passionate abandon, tumbling head over heels into the next moment.

What you have before you is something we call an eZine. It contains poems, stories, essays, paintings and more. It is digital. It has audio tracks. It has links. It provides opportunities for feedback and interaction with the writers and artists. Please feed them whenever possible.

Read our most recent issue: https://digitalpaper.wordpress.com/

For more information please contact the ezine editor at bawpzine@gmail.com

Gathering to Write (For BAWP TCs Only)

Drop in, write to some prompts, share your writing, and be in community!

Thursdays at 4:30pm

For more information please contact Sharon Pollack

Teacher Voices (Open to the Public) 

Every teacher knows what it means to be in conversation with another teacher – to discover new ideas, to be inspired to reach higher, to be reassured that our experiments and innovations are not in vain. Teacher Voices is an online space designated for classroom stories, reflections, inquiries, and eyewitness accounts written by teachers for teachers.

We invite you to contribute to a body of work portraying the eye-opening, thought-provoking, and challenging stories and moments that happen in your classroom.

Visit the Teacher Voices page to find out more and learn how to submit a piece for publication. 

Some programs we have held in the past

NWP Write Across America Writing Marathon

A Writing Marathon is the realization of writing as a “moveable feast,” blending writing, a community of writers, and a journey through “place.” In the summer of 2020, four hundred teachers, students, and community members took a virtual road trip to eight Writing Project sites, engaging in place-based writing along the way. A representative sample of their writing has been published online, thanks to the work of Wesleyan undergraduate Elias Mansell.

The #WriteAcrossAmerica Virtual Writing Marathon is happening again this summer, and it’s open to anyone. Each stop on the itinerary will last 90 minutes and include an orientation by the local site to a place in their region or, perhaps, to a new conception of virtual space. Each stop on the itinerary will provide inspiration, time to write, time to share, and a sense of community.  Local stops will be facilitated by local teacher-leaders and welcome all kinds of writing and writers. We will be sharing our work with the hashtag #WriteAcrossAmerica.

Summer 2021 #WriteAcrossAmerica

Writing Teachers Write: Expressions Readings (Open to the Public) 

Postponed until further notice.

A monthly literary reading series featuring Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultants and other local writers reading from their own work.

The founding principles of BAWP suggest that the best teachers of writing also write themselves. This monthly reading is a lively and unique place to hear the powerful voices of teachers and other writers in our rich and varied Bay Area communities. Join us! Pull up a chair! Come to read your piece or choose to listen as great writers share their craft.

For more information please contact Judy or Marty

Virtual BAWP Writing Retreat: Writing Our Practice, Writing Our Lives (Open to the Public)

Postponed until further notice.

2020 brought many challenges and changes to our personal and professional lives. BAWP invites you to take a break from these challenges to tell your stories, to write the poem that has been lingering in the back of your mind, or to write as a professional about your teaching and your students. The purpose of this retreat is to support participants with inspirational prompts, dedicated time to write, and immediate feedback from published BAWP authors. We’ll end our day together with an Author’s Chair and invitations to continue engaging with other writers as we prepare our manuscripts for potential publication.