Plan to attend NeWP's Annual Writing Retreat and Marathon, September 12-14, 2014. Spend the day or the weekend with fellow NeWP teachers at Platte River State Park.  Read all the event details, and RSVP to the marathon and/or retreat online or by email to: dweis@cox.net
Read the work of the student Writers who participated in the second annual NeWP summer Young Writers Camp here.
On May 2, 2014, twelve poets gathered in the Nebraska Capitol Rotunda Warner Chambers of theNE state capitol dome
Nebraska State Capitol to read their poems in celebration of local place. Read student poetry here.

Dr. Robert Brooke was honored for his 20 years as Director of the Nebraska Writing Project, at the 2014 Annual Spring Gathering on May 2.  Read his public thank you speech here.
An unofficially termed Writing Across the Curriculum effort at Lincoln North Star High North Star Teachers confer at poster display
School creates more meaningful writing opportunities in all classes, even math and art. 
“They are getting better at problem solving because writing helps them solve their problems”  (Susan Frack, science teacher, NeWP alum)  Read more...
Visit Nebraska Organizations That Support Writers, an annotated reference of current happenings and resources for writers around Nebraska.


Student writerThe first annual week-long Young Writers Camp brought students together from high schools  across Nebraska
Nebraska State Capitol building2013 Poetry of Place
Read the representative poetry of place written by Nebraska  student poets



Mission Statement

The Nebraska Writing Project, a network of professional educators and affiliated writers, provides opportunities to improve, enhance and celebrate writing for classrooms and communities across Nebraska.

Belief Statements

  • • The best teachers of writing are writers themselves.
  • • Teachers provide the best instruction for other teachers.
  • • Anyone, no matter their ability level, can improve their writing in a  supportive context with other practicing writers.
  • • True school reform comes through democratic partnerships across grade levels.
  • • Teachers, students and communities benefit when teachers form networks with other teachers and draw on collective expertise.


  1. To provide educators, through continuing Nebraska Writing Project programs, opportunities to:
    1. write,
    2. network with other teachers,
    3. reflect on and improve teaching, and
    4. act publicly to improve education in our state and region.
  2. To provide schools, colleges, and universities with an effective professional development model.
  3. To identify, celebrate, and enhance the professional roles of successful classroom teachers.