A Work in Progress Since 1998

We are so excited to announce our Fall Conference Keynote Speaker,

Taylor Mali!

Don’t know who he is? Taylor Mali     TED Talk

Mark Your Calendars!  The Fall Conference of 2017 will be held on November 4th. You can register on our Fall Conference Page.

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Who We Are and What We Aim to Do

The Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP) is an affiliate of the National Writing Project and a partner with the University of South Florida. Consisting of highly skilled Teacher Consultants who are expert classroom educators from all grade levels and disciplines, TBAWP is committed to improving writing and learning across the Tampa Bay area.

TBAWP is a nonprofit professional development organization of teachers teaching teachers located at the University of South Florida, Tampa. In-service sessions, young writers camps, and the Invitational Summer Institute are the core of the organization’s work to foster life-long writers.

Fellows and Leadership of the 2015 Invitational Summer Institute


Since its establishment in 1998, TBAWP has impacted the literacy practices of thousands of teachers and students. TBAWP by the numbers:

  • 2,000+ teachers have attended the Fall Conference
  • 2,050+ k-12 teachers have attended school and district-based professional development sessions
  • 1,300,000+ hours of training offered in local schools
  • 1,790+ students have attended TBAWP’s Young Writers Camps

Contact TBAWP

Please send inquiries about TBAWP to Dr. Pat Jones, Site Director, at pdaniel@usf.edu.


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10 thoughts on “A Work in Progress Since 1998

  1. Hello Writing Project Friends !
    I am a TA with the Heart of Texas Writing Project with the University of Texas, and I’m moving to Tampa next year. I’m interested in becoming involved in your network and what you are doing. Please add me to your emails and I look forward to meeting you soon.
    Donna Curtis

  2. JUST looked through my materials from that first summer in 1998. What fun times! Nice to hear TBAWP is STILL a work in progress. Keep writing!

    Jennifer Denard
    Naples FL

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