Fun things are happening around here…

The Appleseed Writing Project is gearing up for its annual summer events. Check these out!

Students and children (grades 4-12) are encouraged to apply to have their work displayed at the Young Writers Showcase on April 28th. The deadline is close: April 12th, but you still have time!

Are you looking for a summer workshop? All educators (K-16) are invited to attend our Writing Institute. We still have a few seats available and would love to have you join us. Remember, you can earn 90 PGPs or 6 graduate credits for participating in our institute. The deadline for applications is April 13th. Apply for the Writing Institute:

Everyone is invited to our Appleseed Writing Project Open House to see our new office and presence on campus! We hope to see you on April 18th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on PFW’s campus in LA102.

Registration is also open for our Youth Writing Summer Camps! Check out our Youth Writing Summer Camps page for details and registration forms.

We have something for everyone this summer! If you have questions about any of our events or have ideas for future events, please feel free to contact us:

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @AppleseedWP. 


It’s time to register for the 2018 Writing Institute!

The Appleseed Writing Project invites you to apply for the 2018 Appleseed Writing Institute, a writing workshop designed to develop teachers (of all levels) as writers, in both creative and professional genres, and as teachers who use writing effectively in their instruction to support students’ learning.

Visit our Writing Institute page for more information or go straight to the application by clicking here.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Karol Dehr, Director of the AWP, at,  260-481-6074, or stop by the new Appleseed Writing Project Office in LA102.


2018 AWP Writing Institute Flyer Final

Writers’ Groups: Face-to-Face & Online!

Writers’ Groups Available for All!

All genres (including professional writing focused on teaching) are welcome!

Online Writers’ Group for Teachers to share their writing and receive feedback! Open each month for the entirety of the month, with the option to read and provide feedback to the writing of others.

Face-to-face Writers’ Group to write, share, and receive feedback on IPFW’s campus! Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

For more information contact Terry Springer ( or Michael Schaffner (

Use this Google Folder Link:

OR Scan the QR Code Below to Visit our Online Writers’ Group! Visit the “Writer’s Group Guidelines: Start Here!” Google Slideshow for information on how to get started.

Save the Date!

The Appleseed Writing Project is hosting an

Open House

Saturday, October 28th

10:00 – 11:30 am

IPFW Walb Student Union 222, 224, & 226

All Teachers K-16 Welcome!




Giveaways every 20 minutes!


Writing Showcase!


What is the Appleseed Writing Project and how can we help you?

Find the answers by stopping by our “Meet and Greet” Open House!

Members of the Appleseed Writing Project will:

  • Give away FREE teacher resource books,

  • Provide information about upcoming AWP events, such as the Summer Writing Institute, Writers Groups (online and in-person), and Elementary, Middle, & High School Writing Camps, and

  • Offer sample writing strategies for all levels

Have questions? Want more information but can’t attend?


Karol Dehr, AWP Site Director

Printable Flyer: AWP Open House 2017

AWP’s Writing Institute Accepting Applications!

The Appleseed Writing Project is accepting applications for its 14th Annual Invitational Writing Institute.

The Writing Institute is a writing workshop designed to develop K-16 teachers as writers, in both creative and professional genres, and as teachers who use writing effectively in their instruction to support students’ learning.

Based on the National Writing Project’s professional development writers’ workshop model, the course is designed for K-16 teachers in all content areas, English/Language Arts Teachers, IPFW/W131 Dual Credit Teachers, and IPFW Adjunct Faculty.

The Writing Institute immerses participants in the following:

  • Daily writing with attention to writing as a process
  • Joining a community of writers and learners
  • Engagin in reading and discussing current theories, issues, and practices in writing
  • Writing in digital environments
  • Designing and presenting a teaching demonstration based on current composition theory
  • Creating a portfolio comprised of creative writing, an inquiry-based researched paper related to writing, and a proposal for implementing writing in their classrooms

The Writing Institute begins with a Pre-Institute on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The summer schedule begins on Monday, June 12th and ends on Friday, June 23rd.  

Appleseed also has 3 additional Saturdays scheduled in the fall (all from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm):

  • September 9th 
  • October 14th 
  • November 11th 
  • Along with 6 hours online

Interested teachers will need to fill out the online application: by March 31st, 2017.

In addition to reviewing your application, we will contact you for a brief personal interview that will allow you to ask questions about the institute and meet AWP leaders. Group interviews will take place at IPFW in the spring and participants should be selected by mid-April. Participants must have instructor approval to be admitted to the institute.

Fee for the Writing Institute: $300 (includes book and materials)

Writing Institute Options: 6 Graduate Credits (Course C682) or 90 Contact Hours (PGPs)

We look forward to receiving you application.  If you have questions, please call Karol Dehr at 260.481.6074 or email  You can learn more about the National Writing Project by visiting

Click here for the PDF Flyer: 2017 AWP Writing Institute.

Youth Writing Camps: Registration Opening Soon!

Summer will be here before we know it, which means school will be out of session and students will be looking for things to do. Have them check out Appleseed Writing Project’s Youth Summer Camps; registration will open March 31st for students entering grades 4 through 12.

We have 2 sessions running June 12th – 23rd:

Students entering grades 4, 5, & 6 will attend from 9 am – 12 noon.

Students entering grades 7, 8, & 9 will attend from 1 pm – 4 pm.

We have 1 session running June 12th – 16th:

Students entering grades 10, 11, & 12 will attend from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

No previous creative writing experience is necessary for our youth camps—only a desire to write and a willingness to participate in the daily activities.  All students must behave in an appropriate manner at all times.

The curriculum for our camps is updated annually for returning campers.  These campers will experience new writing activities in addition to participating in the special activities that are a hallmark of our camp.  
Registration forms:

2017 Elementary Camp Registration Form

2017 Middle School Youth Camp Registration Form

2017 High School Camp Registration Form

Send Completed Registration Form to:

Cheri Pruitt
2525 Springfield Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana  46805

For more information about this camp contact Cheri Pruitt at 710-3418 or

Appleseed Writing Project Attends Conferences

On Thursday, November 17th, several members of the AWP’s Leadership Team attended the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting; from Friday, November 18th until Sunday, November 20th, they attended the NCTE Conference. Both conferences were in Atlanta, Georgia; they had a great time and loved the southern hospitality!

The members of the Appleseed Writing Project team enjoyed several sessions and were able to bring back many new ideas for future growth of the project site, professional development and learning opportunities, and lesson plans for their Teacher Consultants.


Waiting for the next session!


Attending an interview with author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, of “Between the World and Me”


Listening to an “Ignite” session!


We’re “page turners!”