Ways to Write with SJAWP


In addition to expansive writing programs for teachers of kindergarten through college, the San Jose Area Writing Project (SJAWP) now offers four summer programs for students: Creative Writing Camp (at two locations), Teen Writing Institute, and Writing Workshop.  Go to this page for registration info on this blog.

Download a flyer to share with friends. SJAWP Student Summer Programs 2018

Saturday Seminars for teachers and students during the school year

Teachers, students, and parents are invited to participate in our fall and spring Saturday sessions. Attend all four in fall and three more in spring to explore ways to improve and enjoy the art of writing.  Here’s a video/still montage that describes Saturdays:

The final Spring Saturday Seminar:

April 7, 2018 – more info


The San Jose Area Writing Project (SJAWP), with headquarters in the English department at San Jose State University, is a member of the National Writing Project. For over 30 years the SJAWP has run summer institutes and open programs dedicated to teachers training teachers in writing instruction, to strengthen and improve student writing from kindergarten through college.

In 2006 SJAWP established its first summer program for students, Creative Writing Camp, for students in grades 3 through 7; the camp is still held at Cumberland Elementary School. This summer program led parents to ask for writing programs for children during the school year, so Saturday Seminars for students were introduced.

In 2009 SJAWP added week-long summer student writing institutes, held at San Jose State University, for students in grades 4 through 8. In 2013 the Writing Workshop expanded to a two-week program, and the Teen Writing Institute was founded for students in grades 8 through 12.


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