Each spring, we sponsor our Piñon Poetry Festival, where teachers and students attend together to write poetry. This year Piñon Poetry Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Double Diamond Elementary School. Registration has been extended to Friday, April 19th. Access past prompts from this festival and to explore additional poetry lessons we feature for teachers to use.
Each summer, teams of Northern Nevada Writing Project Consultants pair up to teach summer writing camps out in the schools or on the University Campus. Our TWIST Camps and our "Write Stuff" sessions are always popular with students who love to write and who want to be around other students with similar interests.
Kim Leslie is our Northern Nevada Writing Project's TWIST Coordinator. She took over the NNWP Summer Institute in 1999. Kim teaches at Whitehead Elementary in Sparks, Nevada. TWIST offers fun and inviting writing opportunities by using a wide variety of creative activities and techniques to expose participants to the processes of writing. Help your child discover the writer within by attending our TWIST camps.
Lori Farias and Phil Harriman (right) are our "Write Stuff" Instructors for the University of Nevada, Reno's Summer Kids-U Program. Phil has been a TC since his 1987 Summer Institute, and Lori became a TC during the summer of 1998. Both Phil and Lori teach at Sparks High School. Please visit the Kids University website to see our Write Stuff camps.