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


Writer’s Group Meets Tomorrow: September 21st!

It’s that time again. The AWP Writers Group will meet Wednesday, September 21st at IPFW in LA160. It may be a pain to make yourself come, but you will be glad you did.

If you want to participate, but the third Wednesday of the month doesn’t work for you, let us know by emailing us at We will try to work out an alternative time.

We have several other exciting things happening next month! We’re still accepting submissions for our Young Writers’ Showcase, and you still have time to register for our AWP T3 Workshop! Connect and reconnect with colleagues and take away some great teaching ideas for your reluctant and not so reluctant writers as well.

T3: Teachers Teaching Teachers

The Appleseed Writing Project will be hosting a T3 (Teachers Teaching Teachers) workshop, focusing on reaching reluctant writers. Teachers and educators of all levels (K-16) and from all disciplines are welcome to attend this 3-hour workshop consisting of 3 concurrent 50-minute sessons. Some of the many topics that will be covered will be incorporating technology as a way to engage reluctant writers, brainstorming techniques that encourage reluctant writers to get started, and reaching reluctant writers outside the language arts’ classroom.

Please join us Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon* at IPFW in the Liberal Arts (LA) Building.

Registration is $25 for all teachers and educators, $15 for workshop presenters, and free to all IPFW pre-service teachers.

To register:

If you have any questions, please contact Karol Dehr: or 260-481-6074


*Check in from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. in LA lobby.

Young Writer’s Showcase 2016

Appleseed Writing Project will host their annual Young Writer’s Showcase on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at IPFW’s Walb Student Union Atrium from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Guest Author of Tough Boy Sonatas, Curtis Crisler, will be joining us! The showcase is free and open to the public.


The Appleseed Writing Project’s Annual Young Writer’s Showcase is now accepting submissions from students in 4th – 12th grades of:

-short fiction
-science fiction
-song lyrics
-writer’s choice

All submissions must be original work and typed or handwritten in ink (no colored ink or graphics).

Please limit all poetry to 30 lines and all other submissions to 1,000 words. If you have longer works, please submit an excerpt not exceeding 1,000 words.

Group and individual submissions are welcome.

Judges will select entries based on effective use of language, creativity, and originality.

Send submissions to:
Cheri Pruitt, Appleseed Writing Project’s Youth Coordinator
2525 Springfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Please include your name and email/phone number on your submission.

Submission Deadline:  September 30, 2016


How To Hack Your Notebook!

Appleseed Writing Project Hosts How To Hack Your Notebook

Saturday, March 21, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Paper circuitry

Paper circuitry

Sample drawing from a Writer's Notebook, illustrating a "hacked" notebook.

Sample drawing from a Writer’s Notebook, illustrating a “hacked” notebook.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to hack their notebooks and explore the process of building a simple paper circuit. Paper circuitry can be used to illuminate words or illustrations in texts, enabling writers’ thinking to shine and creativity to flourish, using interactive STEM-powered storytelling strategies.


For more information about what it means to “hack your notebook,” visit:

  • Open to K-16 educators.
  • No breakfast or lunch being served.
  • Participants will receive notebooks and hack kits and a certificate of completion indicating 3 contact hours.
  • Participants are welcome to bring their own computer or device, but none is required.


Presenter: Danielle Powell Long,

The Appleseed Writing Project Site
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46805



Early registration = $20 (until 5:00 pm, March 9, 2015)

Registration after March 9, 2015 or at the door = $30

National Task Jam

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Assignments Matter 2015
Hosted by The National Writing Project

Join us for our first National Task Jam—the opportunity to work with colleagues locally and nationally to design high quality, engaging, writing assignments.

Because we know that the quality of writing tasks impacts students’ capacity to achieve, because we know that creating high quality writing tasks is complex, intellectually challenging work, and because we know engaging in important, high quality work is better and more fun when we do it with others!

Saturday, January 24, 2015
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

In Google+, the Twittersphere using #tasksmatter, and at NWP sites around the country.

Locally at:IPFW_Logo
The Appleseed Writing Project Site
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46805

Trish Brooks:

To register, please fill out this short Google Docs Form by Monday, January 12th to reserve your spot. The first 25 teachers to register will be paid a $30 stipend in addition to 4.5 PGPs and a free lunch. After your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.

*Please note: All attendees are asked to bring a copy of a text-based assignment and an electronic device (tablet/laptop) to use during this workshop. Attendees are also asked to make sure they have an active Gmail address for use in Google+. To create a Gmail account, click here.