In 2020 while the pandemic kept us home and isolated, the National Writing Project experimented with a virtual writing marathon with stops around the country. Hundreds of writers virtually visited nine National Writing Project sites that summer with a powerful conclusion at the home of the writing marathon. Writers and hosts so enjoyed the experience that in 2021 NWP once again wrote across America and visited 12 sites culminating in the birthplace of the National Writing Project. Write Across America will return again in 2022 with seven sites hosting writers. Sign up today! All writers are welcome.
Kentucky has been a host each of the three years. Morehead Writing Project was one of the inaugural year hosts and Louisville Writing Project kicked off the 2021 marathon. This year Morehead Writing Project will team up with their NEH partner Hindman Settlement School.
June 28 Chippewa River Writing Project, Mount Pleasant, Michigan: Making Noise With Michigan Musicians
July 5 Southern Nevada Writing Project, Las Vegas, Nevada
July 12 Northern Virginia Writing Project, Fairfax, Virginia
July 19 Morehead Writing Project, Morehead, Kentucky
July 26 Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 2 South Coast Writing Project, Santa Barbara, California
Aug 9 Oakland Writing Project , Flint, Michigan
The virtual sessions are held via Zoom and are scheduled at 2:00-3:30pm PT / 3:00-4:30pm MT / 4:00-5:30pm CT / 5:00-6:30 ET. Learn more and register here if you are interested in participating.
Dr. Deanna Mascle, Liz Prather, and Megan Smedley are preparing for the Morehead WP stop on July 19. If you are interested in supporting we can always use breakout leaders. If you are interested in serving as a breakout leader reach out to let us know and take the time to attend one of the previous stops (June 28, July 5, and/or July 12) to get a feel for the Write Across America concept.