News release
Public Information Office  SLU 10880   Hammond, LA 70402   phone: 985-549-2341   fax: 985-549-2061 Spring 2004 news releases Public Information home News archive

Contact: Brandee Morgan, student intern
Date: 2/5/04
       HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) at Southeastern Louisiana University is accepting applications for its13th annual Invitational Summer Institute for teachers of writing.
             The institute, which will meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 7-July 8, is designed for teachers of all grade levels and subjects who use writing in their classrooms. 
             During the institute, 15 selected teachers will be invited to study the teaching of writing and share their own best teaching practices. Participants will also be given the opportunity to write and develop workshops on teaching writing that can be used as in-service sessions at local schools. 
             A special feature of this summer's institute will be a "writing marathon" in New Orleans. 
             Participants become Summer Fellows at the university and receive free tuition from the National Writing Project, a stipend, books and materials, and six hours of graduate credit.
             Applicants should submit a resume; a brief description of a writing activity used in their classroom; a letter of recommendation from a supervisor or from a member of the SLWP; and a page containing name, address, phone, e-mail, Social Security number, university I.D. number (“W number”), school and grade level where the applicant currently teaches.
             Applications will be considered until the institute is filled, and on-campus interviews will take place after each application is received.  
             Applications can be addressed to SLWP Director Richard Louth, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402, or e-mailed to For further information, e-mail Louth or telephone him at  985-549-2102 or 2100. Information is also available online at