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Citadel News Service
4 Jan 2013

Lowcountry Writing Project plans Summer Institute for teachers

The Lowcountry Writing Project, Charleston's local affiliate of the National Writing Project, is now accepting applications for the 2013 Invitational Summer Institute.

The institute brings together teachers in all grade levels and all disciplines for four weeks of reading, writing, research and practice. Participants, invited on the basis of an application and a personal interview, meet each day to write, discuss their writing, read about and discuss effective ways to teach writing and use writing as a learning tool. They also research writing topics of their choice and improve their teaching practices by leading or taking part in demonstrations of effective teaching practices. Participants earn six hours of graduate credit. A grant covers the cost of tuition and books.

Most sessions will take place at The Citadel, with two Wednesday sessions at The Citadel Beach House. There will a pre-institute conference on March 16, along with a writing marathon on April 20. Applicants need to be able to attend all sessions, and should not plan to take other classes concurrent with this institute.

Applications are due Jan. 25, followed by an interview at The Citadel on Monday, Jan. 28. Applications are available online at For additional information, call 843-953-1418, email, or visit the website.

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