Puget Sound
Writing Project




The Puget Sound Writing Project is influenced by these core beliefs: teachers who write are the best teachers of writing and teachers are the best teachers of teachers.

PSWP instructs teachers how to be better writers so they can become better teachers of writing. We sponsor Summer Institutes, an Annual Conference, in-school in-service programs, and collaborate with other efforts to promote writing across the curriculum.

Affiliated with the National Writing Project, PSWP is part of the University of Washington English Department. PSWP serves the Seattle area and all across Western Washington.

PSWP Newsletter 2011

Click here to view our newsletter, released December 2011. This document contains important announcements about upcoming events and issues facing the program.

2009-2010 Anchors Reposted!

Back by popular demand! In addition to the 2011 anchor sets, we have now reposted the 2009-2010 writing anchor set annotations on the OSPI writing website at the following location; Linda reformatted them so that they are easier to use, combining them into fewer documents and inserting bookmarks at the different score points. Enjoy!

Writing Project Funding cut – 2011 Institutes Still Intact!

Last March, President Obama signed a bill eliminating direct federal funding for the National Writing Project (NWP), along with several other eminent educational programs. One of 212 of the NWP supported projects, the Puget Sound Writing Project has been at the UW for 32 years, and we hope to be around longer.

We need your help! We're launching a million dollar endowment fund — one that will create funds to continue our summer institutes and workshops. All donations are tax deductible, and any amount will help.

Please click the “Support PSWP” link at the top left of this page to donate. Thank you!