Los Angeles Writing Project

Our LAWP Summer Camp has kicked off with this year's theme, CELEBRATE!, in honor of our 20th Anniversary. The camp is abuzz with writing, STEAM exploration, dancing at rallies, and new friendships forming. For questions or comments, please contact My Linh at [email protected]

Registrations are now closed.

Please scroll down past the flyer for more details. 


What: Virtual Summer Campground, a fun, hands-on, active, engaging online camp experience

When: June 21st - July 9th, Mondays - Thursdays, except week 3 when Friday will replace Monday holiday
  • AM Camp: 10am-12pm, Arts-integrated writing
  • PM Camps: 1pm-3pm, STEAM and Theater
Fee: $285 per campground (plus $25 materials fee for STEAM)
Each camp is subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met. In the event of a camp cancellation, camper will be encouraged to select another camp or may choose the option to have fees refunded.
Important Dates:
  • Last day to register: 6/19/21
  • Last day to cancel with full refund (minus $25 processing fee): 6/18/21
  • Virtual Open House:  Friday, July 9th - an opportunity for students to showcase their projects.
For more details click on CAMP DESCRIPTIONS.
For questions please contact My Linh at [email protected]



Welcome to the Los Angeles Writing Project
Founded by Professors Carolyn Frank and Robert Land, the LA Writing Project at Cal State LA (LAWP) is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a network of about 200 sites nationwide. These sites have been providing high-quality, low-cost professional development for PreK-16 teachers of all content areas since 1974.  The core work of all NWP sites is an intensive professional development institute. At LAWP, more than 300 teachers have participated in these 20-day Invitational Summer Institutes (ISI) where they share their best ideas about teaching writing, participate in writing groups, discuss academic articles on writing theory and research, and learn from nationally-recognized guest speakers. These teachers are selected each spring from a pool of applicants. The Los Angeles Writing Project has four major goals.  The first, to improve student writing and learning in PreK-16 classrooms in our urban region.  The second is to extend the uses of writing in other disciplines aside from English/Language Arts including mathematics, science, the social sciences, and the arts.  Our third goal is to continue providing an effective professional development model, that of teachers teaching teachers, for elementary and secondary schools in our region.  Our fourth goal is to identify, celebrate, and enhance the professional role of successful classroom teachers in the Los Angeles area.  To implement our goals, we provide an intensive 4-week Invitational Summer Institute for exemplary teachers of writing, Fall and Spring Renewals for our Fellows, Inservice Workshops to elementary and secondary schools in our region, i3 Pathways To Success: Cognitive Strategies to Reading and Writing professional development for teachers, Saturday Seminars on Writing Instruction at Cal State L.A., Coaching Sessions with Writing Workshop teachers, a Young Writers' Camp and Secondary Writing Institute for K-12 students during the summer, Summer Creative Writing courses and Teacher Research Committees.

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