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National Writing Project of Acadiana and Lafayette Parish GEAR UP
were featured on News15!

They discussed the impact of the LPSS GEAR UP grant, NWPA's SPRING 2022 BIG EVENT and the Epiphanies Everywhere: A Chronicling from the Hallways of Lafayette Parish GEAR UP Book Launch, and featured a live poetry reading from contributing author Hailey Menard!

Watch the News15 Segments Here:

Dr. Toby Daspit: NWP-A Emeritus Consultant
LouAnne Greenwald: Director of the Hilliard Art Museum
Traci Aucoin: GEAR UP Director
Madison Lee: GEAR UP Alumni
Kaitlin Lee: GEAR UP Alumni
Megan Lucke: GEAR UP Alumni

Hailey Menard: GEAR UP Alumni

Dr. H. Michelle Kreamer: NWP-A Director

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Drs. H. Michelle Kreamer and Toby Daspit, along with Ed. D. student and GEAR UP Coordinator, Megan Breaux have a manuscript published in the Journal of At-Risk Issues. 

The article details their work from the first-ever virtual Improving the Blank Page writing camp in Summer 2020 and teacher perceptions of the social-emotional impacts on the students who took part in the camp.

Read their work by clicking the citation below!


Kreamer, H. M., Breaux, M., & Daspit, T. (2022). Supporting at-risk students socially and emotionally through a virtual writing camp. The Journal of At-Risk Issues, 24(1),13-24.

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The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective and National Writing Project of Acadiana were featured on News15!

They discussed FOW events, including the student writing competition award ceremony, and featured winning student writers!

Watch the News15 Segments Here:

Shya Hebert: “Creating Color” (Fiction) & “Mirror, Mirror” (Poetry), 1st Place Elementary School Division
Jeremy Diaz: “All But One”, ​2nd Place Middle School Fiction
Neviah Taylor Larson: “It’s Not You It’s Me” ​Honorable Mention Middle School Poetry
Carmen Lopez: “What the World Would Be Like”, 1st Place High School Poetry
Andie Valderlero: “Loop through Loop”, ​1st Place High School Fiction

Martha Garner: Festival of Words
Dr. H. Michelle Kreamer: NWP-A Director
Dr. Toby Daspit: NWP-A Emeritus Consultant

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Click Mc'Kaila's Poem to See The Entire IBP Magazine Feature

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