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The Buzzards Bay Writing Project

a National Writing Project site

The Buzzards Bay Writing Project (BBWP) is a nonprofit K-16 professional development provider that serves teachers at all grade levels. The mission of BBWP is to promote exemplary instruction in writing for every classroom and in all disciplines.

As a designated site of the National Writing Project, the Buzzards Bay Writing Project is authorized under No Child Left Behind Funding, Title II, Part C as a provider of standards-aligned professional development for teachers and administrators. Click here for more specific information about NCLB funding categories, under which educational districts can find eligible funding for BBWP programs.

BBWP is part of the Massachusetts Writing Project (MWP), a statewide network of National Writing Projects.

Invitational Summer Institute

The 2011 Invitational Summer Institute happened in July.

The Archived ISI flyer and application  (pdf) is now available.

Above photo is from the ISI in 2010.

Children's Summer Writing Camp

 The Buzzards Bay Writing Project's 2011 summer writing camp for students entering grades 5 - 10 happened in July in two locations, Swansea and Fairhaven. Students who attend the camp participate in a variety of writing experiences and genres including poetry, prose, fiction, and nonfiction.

Requests for funding

Buzzards Bay Writing Project encourages fellows to participate in conferences, workshops, retreats and other functions that will contribute to their positions as educators and will impact their work with students and/or educators. Resources are available but limited. Request for Funding (pdf)

BBWP member and author Jeanne Prevost publishes second book

 BBWP's own Jeanne Prevost recently had her second book, It's Raining Cats and Cats, published by the Gryphon Press. Earlier this year, Operation Outreach-USA Press published Prevost's Quequechan: Forgotten River. Jeanne lives in Fall River and teaches in Somerset.



Professional Development Programs

 The Buzzards Bay Writing Project offers professional development programs for teachers based on research, shared practice, and continuous reflection on their teaching. All offerings are hands-on, interactive seminars that engage the teachers as learners, and can take place on site in your district. PDPs for all participants meeting program and attendance requirements are offered through UMass Dartmouth.

For more information about BBWP, contact Director Kathryn Dunlap at kdunlap@umassd.edu



Buzzards Bay Writing Project

BBWP Brochure (pdf)

Seaquestered Brochure (pdf)

National Writing Project⇒

Request for Funding (pdf)


1 Summer 2008  (pdf)

2 Fall 2008 (pdf)

3 Winter 2008-2009 (pdf)

4 Spring 2009 (pdf)