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Improving Writing and Learning in Indiana Schools


THE INDIANA WRITING PROJECT, based at Ball State University, promotes the best possible writing instruction in Indiana schools. We offer professional development programs on effective practices by and for teachers.


Join Us  for Our Signature Professional Development Opportunity

2024 Invitational Summer Institute


Teachers in any content area and all levels, pre-K to post-secondary


June 10-27, 2024 (Mondays-Thursdays)

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.​
Ball State University's campus


$0 (In past years, registration was $650, but all costs are being covered this year by grant funding! Stipends for attendance are also available. Talk to us for details!) 


Earn up to 90 PGPs (Professional Growth Points).



Graduate credit is also available if enough applicants are interested (There will be no additional costs this year for taking ISI for credit. Tuition and fees will be covered by the grant. If interested, contact IWP Director Susanna Benko at

More information here.
Application is here.

FREE Saturday Sessions

Weekend Writing

Register for January through May 2024 weekend writing sessions soon! Saturday Sessions are for students in grades 4-12 who want to grow as writers.


Saturday mornings, 10 AM - 12 PM

Writing Center in Robert Bell, Room 295

Ball State University campus

If you have questions, contact:

Registration: Here!


  • 1/13/24: Twisted Fairy Tales, Unreliable Narrators and Other Spooky Tales: Learn techniques for building suspense in your writing.

  • 2/10/24: Writing and Crafting Collide - Journaling and Bookmaking: Crafters unite! Make your own writing journal in this session.

  • 3/9/24: The Art of the Graphic Novel: Compose a story with words and images.

  • 4/13/24: Poetry is Fun!: We'll tune in to some contemporary poets sharing their work and write our own poems.

  • 5/11/24: Writing for the Stage: We'll be joined by Muncie Civic Theatre as we explore together how to compose plays.


Looking Ahead to Summer Camps!

2024 Summer Camps for Youth

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About IWP

THE INDIANA WRITING PROJECT is an organization committed to promoting the best possible writing instruction in Indiana's elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. The Project is administered through Ball State University's English Department. The Project has been recognized by the Indiana State Legislature for our work in helping teachers improve student performance in writing. Learn more.

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