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The Oregon Writing Project is committed to supporting Southern Oregon University's mission as a regionally engaged learning community. The Oregon Writing Project welcomes and fosters a diverse community of teachers at all stages of their careers who are passionate about teaching writing. Together we share writing and teaching practices in celebration of learning, growing, and leading. 

OWP at SOU is one of four Writing Project sites on university campuses in Oregon, and serves the southwest area of the state. We are affiliated with the National Writing Project. For more than twenty years, the National Writing Project has promoted and developed teacher-presenters, teacher-consultants, and teacher-leaders all across the United States.

These principles guide our work:

  • Writing is fundamental to learning in all disciplines.
  • Effective teachers of writing regularly writethemselves.
  • Teachers learn best from other successful teachers.
  • Universities, districts, and schools deepen their work through collaboration.
Join us for an institute, a workshop, a class, or an informal gathering!

Coming Sept. 7, 2019:

"Culturally Responsive Pedagogy" workshop with Linda Christensen [PDF] 

$75 includes lunch, 6 PDUs, and Teaching for Joy and Justice 2nd ed. Register online: https://commerce.cashnet.com/SOU-OWP.  

Summer 2019 Young Writers' Camps
-- Register now!

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We offer camps for elementary and secondary students who love to write! We are excited to offer our second year of Spanish Writing Camp, and College Application Camp. To register for one of the camps below, go directly to our registration link Scholarships available; email cliff.cowley@gmail.com for more information. 

Ashland Camp [PDF]Grades 6-9; June 17-21, 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Location: SOU Ashland Camps Focus: expanding on young students' love of writing with fun activities. Multi-genre.   

Griffin Creek Medford Camp [PDF] Grades 4-6; June 10-14, 8:00 am-12:00 pm; Location: Griffin Creek Elementary School; Focus: expanding on young students' love of writing with fun activities. Multi-genre.

Hedrick Medford Camp [PDF] Grades 6-9; June 24-28, 9:00 am-1:00 pm; Location: Hedrick Middle School; Focus: Fun writing activities for kids who love to write. Multi-genre. 

LOGOS Poetry and Sci-Fi Camps [PDF] 

Sci-fi/Fantasy Camp: Grades 6-12; June 10-14, 9:00 am-12:30 pm; Location: Logos Public Charter School; Focus: Create inventive and believable characters, worlds, and storylines.

Poetry Camp: Grades 6-12; June 17-21, 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Location: Logos Public Charter School; Focus: Learn how cool poetry really is, and how easy and fun it can be.

Heritage Spanish Writing Camp [PDF] Grades 6-12; June 10-14, 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Location: McLoughlin Middle School; Focus: For bilingual native Spanish speakers and AP Spanish students. Build writing skills and have fun writing in Spanish! 

College Application Essay Writing Camp [PDF] For incoming seniors and others who are interested in learning how to write admissions essays; June 10-14, 8:00 am-12:00 pm; Location: South Medford High School; Focus: Start the school year with an effective college application essay all ready to go.  





Oregon Writing Project
Southern Oregon University English Program
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 552-6632