The Nebraska Writing Project Literacy Institute concluded June 23rd. Sharing Our Stories became an encompassing theme as participants explored literature and writing practice across several genre. Literature Writing Inquiry Projects engaged the participants in exploratory activities and kept everyone actively examining classsroom proactice. Featured texts included Witness, Kindred, Criss Cross, Locomotion, Hollering Creek Woman, and Something to Declare.
Ted Kooser reflected on his term as the US Poet Laureate with the NeWP Lit Institute as his audience.
Front row: Diane Maly, Amelia Montes, Ted Kooser, Connie Healey, Amber Leichner, Theresa Huttmann
Back row: Sarah Brown, Julie Itomuanya, Paula Hohman, April Lambert, Deron Larson, Nancy Rice
5X5 Story writers gather around Deron's Story Quilt. The Story quilt was the product of his LWIP during the first week of the 3-week NeWP Lit Institute. A 5X5 Story is literally that--a story written on a 5X5 block of construction paper.
Participants (clockwise beginning at 12:00): Sarah Brown, Paula Hohman, Diane Maly, Cindy Backemeyer, April Lambert, Nance Rice, Ramon Guerra, Amber Harris Leichner, Julie Iromuanya, Theresa Huttmann, Connie Healey, Deron Larson, Amelia Montes.