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​2021 Spring Conference

Spring Conference Series - Writing to Exist, Persist, Resist!

The Rhode Island Writing Project is delighted to continue our Spring Conference tradition despite COVID. We are hosting a virtual Spring Conference Series throughout the month of March and our theme is “Writing to Exist, Persist, and Resist.” The events will all incorporate writing pedagogy and practice, but you do not need to be an English teacher to attend. Renowned educator Elizabeth Dutro, whom we booked in 2020 but had to cancel due to COVID, has graciously agreed to be our keynote again this year.

  • On Saturday, March 6 from 10-11:30, we'll begin with a BYOB (Bring Your Own Brunch) Mixer kickoff event where we'll write, share, catch up with one another, and even offer some raffle prizes.
  • On Tuesday, March 9th from 4-5:30, we'll host an unconference session designed to share ideas about what you've learned about pandemic pedagogy.
  • On Thursday, March 18th from 4-5:30, we'll offer a more traditional conference experience with several workshop sessions to choose from. You'll be sure to leave with ideas to implement in your classroom the next day.
  • On Wednesday, March 24th from 4-5:30, we will be collaborating with NEARI to host a panel on being antiracist educators.
  • On Saturday, March 27 from 10-12 featuring Dr. Elizabeth Dutro from the University of Colorado Boulder, focusing on trauma informed and restorative practices for our students and ourselves.


The price is $40 for regular attendees and $20 for presenters. This gets you into all events. You may attend as many or as few as you like.

If using a purchase order or paying by check, here is the form. Please email Dr. Janet Johnson at with the form so all names can be added to the email list.

If you are a teacher in NPSD, please register with this form.

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Please contact Janet Johnson at if you need special accommodations.

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