News Release

Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project accepting applications for summer institute

Talancia Shelvin, intern


     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) at Southeastern Louisiana University is now accepting applications for its 16th Invitational Summer Institute on the Teaching of Writing.

     “The institute is designed for teachers who use writing in their classrooms, have questions about teaching writing, are eager to share their knowledge, and wish to learn from other experienced classroom teachers,” said SLWP Director Richard Louth.

     The institute will meet Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 26-July 28 in the Southeastern’s Writing Center on the third floor of D Vickers Hall.

     During the institute, kindergarten-college teachers from across the curriculum will study the teaching of writing, reflect on their own teaching styles, and share their best teaching practices.

     Participants will also be given the opportunity to work on personal and professional writing and to develop workshops on teaching writing suitable for delivery as inservices programs to local schools. Participants become Summer Fellows at the university and receive a stipend and materials as well six hours of graduate credit (three hours in English; three hours in education) and tuition.

     Applicants should submit their resume; a brief description of a writing activity used in their classroom; a letter of nomination from a supervisor or from a member of SLWP; and a page containing name, address, phone number, e-mail address, W# (if applicable), and Social Security number, as well as 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 beginning in February.

     Applications can be e-mailed to or addressed to Dr. Richard Louth, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402.

     For more information, contact Louth by e-mail or telephone, (985) 549-2102/ 2100, or visit

More News...