At this time last year, I posted a call for submissions for a collection of creative nonfiction by teachers to this group.The book, What Teaching Means: Stories from America's Classrooms, is now a reality. 23 of the 39 writers in the book are Writing Project TCs. Many of them wrote their pieces in their local sites' summer invitational institutes. Clearly, your help in getting the word about this project out last spring and summer has allowed several writing project teacher the opportunity to reach a wider audience.
For more information about the book, to read some reviews, and to read my preface to the book, check out the What Teaching Means blog at: http://dboster.blogspot.com/
To pre-order a copy of the book, check out the website of our publisher, Rogue Faculty Press, at http://www.roguefacultypress.com/p/store.html
I believe that you will find a great deal of writing in this book that speaks to many of the issues that are at the heart of the National Writing Project. My co-editor, Marni Valerio and I will be at the USN conference in Tulsa to talk about the power of teachers telling their stories. Hopefully, we'll see some of you then.
Co-director, Nebraska Writing Project