Welcome to The Connecticut Writing Project

The Connecticut Writing Project/Fairfield University, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, is dedicated to improving students' writing abilities by strengthening the teaching and learning of writing, providing professional development programs for classroom teachers, and expanding the professional roles of teachers.

Using the model of teachers teaching teachers, CWP/Fairfield has trained more than 250 teachers, kindergarten through college. In addition, CWP/Fairfield offers a rich assortment of programs including nationally-recognized speakers on reading, writing, and learning issues, Institutes for Urban Teachers, Young Writers Institutes, and Writers Retreats.

CWP/Fairfield was designated a Center for Excellence by the Connecticut State Legislature in 1986 and shares with other Writing Project sites the Carnegie Corporation of New York's evaluation as the "best large-scale effort to improve composition instruction now in operation in this country."

Visit the Connecticut Writing Project website for more information.