Housed within the College of Education at the University of West Georgia, The Cherokee Rose Writing Project is a branch of the National Writing Project.  Our mission is to serve teachers across disciplines and at all grade levels, early childhood through university, by providing  professional development, developing resources, generating research, and acting on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities. We design and deliver customized professional learning for local schools, districts, and institutions of higher education.  

We believe that writing can and should be taught, not simply assigned, at every grade level and in all content areas.  Further, we believe that there is no single correct approach to teaching writing although some practices prove to be more effective than others.  We also believe that teachers who are well informed and effective in their practice can be successful teachers of other teachers as well as partners in educational research, development, and implementation.

Our name, Cherokee Rose Writing Project (CRWP), is descriptive of the region and invokes close associations with the land of mid-west Georgia. The Cherokee Rose, our state flower, metaphorically symbolizes not only new beginnings from the blooms in spring and summer but evokes the rich history of the indigenous people who originally inhabited this area. Accordingly, we expect CRWP to provide a strong framework for dialogue upon which educators in schools and districts with diverse needs will strengthen collegiality with ingenuity and flexibility.

We hope you will participate in our upcoming events! 

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  • Contact Us
    Contact Us 

    Cherokee Rose Writing Project
    1601 Maple Street 
            Education Annex
    Carrollton, Georgia 30118
    Phone(678) 839-6179
    Fax(678) 839-6099

  • Literacy and Beyond Conference
    Literacy and Beyond Conference 

    2018 Conference: Literacy and Beyond: Read, Write, and Think Your Way to New Horizons:
                              Friday, February 2, 2018: Univeristy of West GeorgiaPhoto headshot of Kate Klise.


    Call for Proposals

    The Cherokee Rose Writing Project Leadership Team members are excited to announce the call for proposals and our keynote speaker – award winning Children’s Book author Kate Klise – for the 3rd annual Literacy and Beyond conference to be held at the University of West Georgia on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.  We welcome submissions from teachers, administrators, students, university faculty, and others who wish to share their innovative ideas about literacy instruction.  Please submit a proposal and spread the word to others you think would be interested.

    Proposals are short and only require a 50-word abstract and a 250-word description. Topics generally include reading-writing connections, literacy across the content areas, digital literacies, new literacies, using mentor texts, and the like.

    The deadline to submit a proposal is September 29, 2017.

    For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit this link:

    We will notify you by November 30 if your proposal has been accepted.  

    Note:  All presenters must register for the conference.  Registration will open soon. The link to register will be posted on this website once registration opens, so please check back with us!

    For questions, please contact Kimberly Maxwell at

    We look forward to receiving your proposal for #litcon18!!!

  • Invitational Summer Institute
    Invitational Summer Institute 

    We appreciate your interest in attending the Cherokee Rose Writing Project Summer Institute. The Invitational Summer Institute is a two-week intensive professional learning opportunity during which teachers can study and share effective practices that enhance students’ writing and learning, work collaboratively with other educators, design resources, and take on new roles in affecting positive change. All materials are provided, and a stipend is offered.  Please check back in February for the application form if you would like to participate in the CRWP Summer Institute.

  • Camp Write-On
    Camp Write-On

    Camp Write-On is a summer writing camp for rising third through eighth grade students to explore the craft of writing using digital media, dramatic play, art, and more. Please check back in March for the application form if you would like to participate in Camp Write-On. 

  • Super Saturdays
    Super Saturdays

    We offer Super Saturday sessions for educators on a variety of topics, including Writing Craft Lessons, Digital Writing, Assessment of Writing, and more.

  • Internet Writing Resources
  • Writing Marathon
    Writing Marathon

    The Cherokee Rose Writing Project presents Write On...the Square 2017, a writing marathon to celebrate National Writing Day. 

    • Date: October 17, 2017
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Location: Starting at the Carrollton Amp

    Promotional Flyer (PDF)