LIWP Summer Writing For Teens

2017 Summer Workshops

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Exciting Opportunity for Student Writers!

The Long Island Writing Project will host three summer writing programs for teens in July 2017. All programs will be held on the Nassau Community College campus. These one week writing programs will provide unique opportunities for young writers to develop their voice, embrace literacy, and further develop their writing skills and interests. Each session will be facilitated by trained Long Island Writing Project teacher consultants.

For Teen Writers, Grades 7-12

Writing the College Essay and Narrative Writing (Session 1)

Week 1: July 10-July 13

9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Tuition: $300


Thinking about applying to college? Do you need help writing that college essay? A good essay communicates who you are and what you believe in. Together we will brainstorm topics, organize ideas, and write in a supportive setting. Let our facilitators guide you through the process of creating an essay that reflects your interests, your values, your personality, and your talents as a writer and thinker.

Writing about Nature and Art (Session 2)

Week 2: July 17-July 20

9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Tuition: $300


How can nature and art serve as a springboard for writing? Exciting writing prompts, nature, art activities, and inspiring visits to the campus art gallery will spark our creativity as we learn about the craft of writing. Imaginations will soar in this unique program where we will learn to think like writers by experimenting with the many genres of writing.

Acting, Improvisation, and Writing (Session 3)

Week 3: July 24- July 27

9:00am-3:00pm

Tuition: $300


Are you interested in a creative adventure that involves acting, discovering, and writing? Do you want to tap into new and creative ways of expressing yourself and have fun in the process? Come join us for four days of improvisation, acting, and writing exercises designed to channel your artistic energy.

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The Long Island Writing Project



The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP) is an official site of the National Writing Project, part of a federally-funded network of 200 sites nationwide and eight sites in New York State. Through our work with teachers in Nassau and Western Suffolk counties, we seek to improve writing, reading and learning in area schools. Since our inception in 1993, over 1000 teachers have participated in our programs.


The LIWP comprises teachers from kindergarten through university. Our seminar leaders are outstanding educators from different grade levels and disciplines in local schools, and we have a strong, ongoing partnership with Hofstra University's Department of Literacy Studies. LIWP teacher-consultants keep up with research and changes in education and their work is grounded in practical classroom approaches. Through our model of teachers teaching teachers, participants in the LIWP strengthen the classroom strategies they already find effective in teaching writing and develop new ones.

One of the most important foundational beliefs of our Project is that teachers improve their knowledge of teaching writing by writing themselves. Another is that the best way to improve our own teaching is through sharing what works with other effective teachers. We welcome your inquiries, and look forward to writing, learning and teaching with you.


The Long Island Writing Project at SUNY Nassau Community College is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED).