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Oregon Writing Project

The Oregon Writing Project, a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.

Celebrate with Us—May 8 book launch!

May 8th, 2015

  • Image preview Book Release Party - Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice
    Friday, May 8, 2015
    4-6 p.m.

    Rethinking Schools is excited to share Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice, edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson, with the Portland community and to get it into the hands of teachers and community activists. 

    The book features Oregon Writing Project teachers and their students. At a time when students and teachers are smothered by testing, Rhythm and Resistance is a reminder of the larger vision of education. We will share a few poems from the book as we talk about the urgency of keeping both our heads and our hearts in the classroom. 

    We will provide some food and lemonade, but please feel free to bring food to share. And we’ll have plenty of copies of the book available for sale at a 20% discount and signing. 

    Download and share the event flyer



“Writing today is not a frill for a few, but an essential skill for the many.”
—National Commission on Writing

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About the Oregon Writing Project

For over 25 years, OWP has been a vital resource for teachers across content areas who recognize the value of using writing as a means of thinking, exploring, and increasing academic achievement with students. The Invitational Summer Institute, OWP’s centerpiece offering, provides teachers with time and space to write while examining how to prepare students to:

  • Write in all subjects with clarity and style;
  • Seek deeper and more critical understanding of writing and the world;
  • Wake up their own voice and authority;
  • Take command of their own learning;
  • Manage portfolios and other exhibition forms.

The OWP also has been a model of professional development, teacher leadership and school reform. Using the links below, you can explore numerous flexible programs, including district-wide inservices, available for students, teachers, and administrators.

Oregon Writing Project

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    Oregon Writing Project is located in room 105 of Rogers Hall on the Graduate Campus.


    voice 503-768-6040 fax 503-768-6045

    Director Linda Christensen
    Program Assistant Pam Hooten

    Oregon Writing Project

    • Oregon Writing ProjectLewis & Clark0615 S.W. Palatine Hill RoadMSC 85PortlandOR97219