Author: National Writing Project
Summary: Since 2010, NWP Radio has been a source of information and perspectives from scholars and educators across the NWP network. Many NWP Radio episodes feature conversations with educator-authors about their new books, making the NWP Radio archive an excellent source of ideas for new reading experiences at local sites.
Original Date of Publication: March 2020
First, there was the (then) new service called BlogTalkRadio, an internet-powered broadcast service where guests could call into a conference call number and make a radio show. Twice a month, NWP staff invited network members and new authors to “go on the radio” and talk informally about their work to an audience of educators. Later, podcast platforms took over the hosting and broadcasting, and podcasts because all kinds of things, but NWP Radio remained true to form, hosting network members and their colleagues to talk about writing, professional learning, and all things NWP.
Many shows featured authors talking about new books of interest to NWP sites, making the NWP Radio archive an excellent source of ideas for new reading experiences at local Writing Project sites. Below are some of the most recent interviews with authors from the archive to help you find books of interest for yourself and your colleagues. You can also view these episodes by clicking on the “authorinterview” tag in the sidebar of most pages on this website.
NWP Radio Author Interviews
Stepping Forward with Gene Luen Yang
Kids are home. Teachers are home. Parents are home. We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to #StepForward with an incredible new young adult novel from Gene Luen Yang.
Planning Powerful Instruction
Join host Tanya Baker for a conversation with Jeff Wilhelm, Rachel Bear, and Adam Fachler, the authors of Planning Powerful Instruction.
Action Research for English Language Arts Teachers
Action Research for English Language Arts Teachers by Mary Buckelew and Janice Ewing was inspired by colleagues and students, and began with their local Writing Project site’s blog. Listen to our discussion with them on NWP Radio.
A Student’s Guide to Academic and Professional Writing in Education
Listen to our interview with the authors of A Students Guide to Academic and Professional Writing in Education, a handbook that helps educators write for the rhetorical situations they will face as students of education.
A Good Fit for All Kids
In this episode of NWP Radio, we interview Kelly Chandler-Olcott author of A Good Fit for All Kids: Collaborating to Teach Writing in Diverse, Inclusive Settings, a book born from summer learning experiences for students combined with professional learning experiences for adults.
Teaching Writers to Reflect
Listen to our visit with Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell who discuss their work with elementary school writers and their new book Teaching Writers to Reflect: Strategies for a More Thoughtful Writing Workshop.
The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life
Join in for a conversation about creating the writing life, with Stephanie Vanderslice, professor of creative writing and Director of the Arkansas Writer’s MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas, and author of The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life.
Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar: Jack Powers, Poetry & A Career of Teaching Writing
We kick-off National Poetry Month by visiting with poet and teacher Jack Powers, celebrating the publication of his new book, Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar.