Fall / Winter 2011

In celebration of the Philadelphia Writing Project's 25th anniversary, the collected pieces in this issue of the Journal come from two and a half decades of teacher inquiry, reflection, and writing.

Some pieces pay tribute to the transformational nature of the PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I. Other pieces are artifacts from the institute and were written in response to prompts and assignments that should be familiar to those who have participated in professional development led by PhilWP teacher consultants. 

When possible, dates and descriptions of the contexts in which the pieces were written are included. However, each piece could very well have been written today or twenty-five years ago because each is part of a consistent narrative, each is part of a collective spirit. 


Writing from 1998 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Tasha Russell


Shared during the evening events at the 25th anniversary celebration
by Raquel Esteves-Joyce

Writing from 2001 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Amelia Coleman Brown

Writing from 2006 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Franco Fiorini

Originally published in 1990 issue of the PhilWP Voice newsletter
by Michele Miller

Reflection on 1986 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I
by Barbara Bennon Orlan

Written in 2010 as final portfolio reflection for PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute
by Vania Gulston

Writing from 2001 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Michelle Harrison

Writing from 1989 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Lynne Yermanock Strieb

Writing from 2007 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Ed Levenson

Written and shared during the day events at the 25th anniversary celebration
Susan Chast

Reflection on 2010 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I
by Meenoo Rami

Writing from 1988 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Carol Merrill

Reflection on 1994 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I
by Rita Sorrentino

Writing from 2008 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Michael Amodei

Writing from 1998 PhilWP Invitational Summer Institute I archives
by Leslie Rutkowsky Pratt
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