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NWP Radio is a podcast of the National Writing Project that features a wide array of guests discussing education-related topics like teaching writing, Connected Learning, Writing Project site development, out-of-school education, science and writing, maker ed, and more.

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NWP Radio is a podcast of the National Writing Project that features a wide array of guests discussing education-related topics like teaching writing, Connected Learning, Writing Project site development, out-of-school education, science and writing, maker ed, and more.

    The Write Time with Songwriter/Storyteller Rob Rokicki and Educator Kevin Hodgson

    The Write Time with Songwriter/Storyteller Rob Rokicki and Educator Kevin Hodgson

    Rob Rokicki is an NYC-based artist and educator. He wrote the music, lyrics, and co-orchestrated the Broadway show, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (book by Joe Tracz); nominated for a Lortel, Off-Broadway Alliance, and three Drama Desk Awards. His graphic novel/musical, Monstersongs (National Alliance for Musical Theatre official selection), is played internationally and is being developed as a VR game. He’s a two-time Larson Award finalist, an alum of the BMI Workshop, and a graduate of the University of Michigan. As an actor, Rob has performed in Broadway national tours and at Carnegie Hall.

    Rob is interviewed by Kevin Hodgson, a sixth-grade teacher and musician in Southampton, Massachusetts, and a teacher-consultant with the Western Massachusetts Writing Project.

    • 37 min
    Experiments in Reflection: A Conversation with Leticia Britos Cavagnaro

    Experiments in Reflection: A Conversation with Leticia Britos Cavagnaro

    Today we visit with Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, author of Experiments in Reflection. Leticia is a developmental biologist turned design educator, who has been a part of Stanford University’s d.school since 2006. She co-founded and co-directs the University Innovation Fellows program, impacting students and educators worldwide. Leticia’s work integrates emerging technologies in creative methods to foster self-directed and responsible future shapers.

    • 20 min
    Monarch: A Conversation with Poet Heather Bourbeau

    Monarch: A Conversation with Poet Heather Bourbeau

    Heather Bourbeau’s award-winning poetry and fiction have appeared in The Irish Times, The Kenyon Review, Meridian, and The Stockholm Review of Literature. She has been featured on KALW and the San Francisco Public Library’s Poem of the Day, and her writings are part of the Special Collections at the James Joyce Library, University College Dublin. Her collection Some Days The Bird is a poetry conversation with the Irish-Australian poet Anne Casey (Beltway Editions, 2022). Her latest collection Monarch is a poetic memoir of overlooked histories from the US West she was raised in (Cornerstone Press, 2023).

    • 33 min
    Getting Schooled On Resistance: a Conversation with Cindy Urbanski

    Getting Schooled On Resistance: a Conversation with Cindy Urbanski

    Join us for a conversation with Cindy Urbanski, PhD, author of Getting Schooled on Resistance: An Exploration of Clashing Narratives in Urban School Reform. Urbanski has worked with writing and writers in some capacity for 30 years. Currently her projects consist of making space for stories in the world that have formerly been untold and/or underrepresented.



    Through her degree in K-12 Urban Literacy, work with the National Writing Project, her teaching at the 6-12 level as well as the undergraduate and graduate level, Urbanski has witnessed the power shift into the hands of the writer when they are encouraged and trusted to tell their stories with their words.

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    Untangling Middle School Reform: https://blubrry.com/nwpradio/30455704/untangling-urban-middle-school-reform/

    • 19 min
    The Write Time with Author Jennifer Baker and Educator Lauren Donovan

    The Write Time with Author Jennifer Baker and Educator Lauren Donovan

    Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional of 20 years, the creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, a faculty member of the MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University, and a writing consultant at Baruch College. Formerly a contributing editor to Electric Literature, she received a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship and a Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant for Nonfiction Literature. Her essay "What We Aren't (or the Ongoing Divide)" was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2018. In 2019, she was named Publishers Weekly Superstar for her contributions to inclusion and representation in publishing. Jennifer is also the editor of the all PoC-short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018) and the author of the YA novel Forgive Me Not (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2023). She has volunteered with organizations such as We Need Diverse Books and I, Too Arts Collective, and spoken widely on topics of inclusion, the craft of writing/editing, podcasting, and the inner-workings of the publishing industry. Her fiction, nonfiction, and criticism has appeared in various print and online publications.

    Lauren Donovan is a teacher in Kansas City, Missouri, and has taught secondary English in both the middle and high school settings for nine years. She is also a student at the University of Kansas in an educational leadership doctorate program. She loves sharing her passion for reading and writing with her students. She enjoys to read and talk about realistic fiction as well as education reform nonfiction.

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    About The Write Time
    NWP Radio, in partnership with the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield and Penguin Random House Books, launched a special series in 2020 called “The Write Time” where writing teachers from across the NWP Network interview young-adult and children’s authors about their books, their composing processes, and writers’ craft.

    View the full archive at https://teach.nwp.org/series/the-write-time/

    • 35 min
    The Write Time with Author Patricia Park and Educator Joanna Dalton

    The Write Time with Author Patricia Park and Educator Joanna Dalton

    Patricia Park is a tenured professor of creative writing at American University, a Fulbright Scholar in Creative Arts, an Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence, and a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. She is the author of the YA novel, Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim, and the adult novel, Re Jane, a retelling of Jane Eyre named New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, winner of an American Library Association Award, an NPR Fresh Air pick, and others. She’s written for the New York Times, New Yorker, The Guardian, and others. Her new YA novel, What’s Eating Jackie Oh? is forthcoming in April 2024.

    Joanna Dalton is in her senior year at Fairfield University, where she is passionately pursuing her studies as an English major, accompanied with minors in elementary and special education. Her academic journey will culminate with a master’s degree in Elementary Education. Joanna is also a dedicated substitute teacher at an elementary school.

    • 49 min

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