Apply Now for The 2019 Writing Institute!

The Appleseed Writing Project is ready for you to apply to their 2019 Writing Institute!

The Writing Institute is designed to develop K-16 teachers of all genres and disciplines as writers–both creatively and professionally. Some of the content covered during the Writing Institute includes the writing process, writers’ workshop, digital literacy and resources, research-based instruction, practical strategies, and various content area applications.

At the end of the Writing Institute, writers leave with a portfolio of creative writing pieces, an inquiry-based research paper, a proposal for implementing writing in their classrooms, and several ideas and strategies for future use.

For more information about the institute, application process, cost, and dates, please visit The Appleseed Writing Project Writing Institute Page or view this flyer:  2019 AWP WI FLYER.

For questions, please contact Appleseed Director, Karol Dehr, at or 260.481.6074. You can also stop by the Appleseed Writing Project Office on PFW’s campus in LA102.



Revitalize Your Teaching!

Looking for a little pre-spring break energy?

Check out what Indiana Council of Teachers of English is offering.

ICTE 2019 Conference:


Saturday, March 16, 2019
Park Tudor School, Indianapolis

The Appleseed Writing Project will be part of the Writing Project Strand at the conference.

Conference Preview:

(Note: Early registration until March 1st.)

Youth Writing Camps: Registration Open Now!

The Appleseed Writing Project is excited to announce that registration is open for our annual Youth Writing Camps!

Appleseed Youth Writing Camps are held on the campus of Purdue Fort Wayne.

During the camps, students will write in various genres, participate in activities, collaborate with other youth writers, engage in the writing process, and learn and practice techniques in a supportive environment with experienced writing teachers.

Camps are open to students entering grades 4-12 for the 2019-20 school year.
No previous writing experience is required to attend; however, attendees should express a desire to write and a willingness to particiate in the activities.

Students who have attended Appleseed Youth Writing Camps in the past are encouraged to attend again; plans are updated annually so returning campers will experience new activities.

Registration is open through June 7th, 2019, while spots are available.

For more information and for registration forms, visit our Youth Writing Summer Camps page.

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