On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Illinois Writing Project brought the Writing Palooza to Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center.

The Writing Palooza is a celebration of writing. It is NOT a contest but rather a performance and learning opportunity. Students accompanied by an adult (parent/guardian or teacher) from Chicago and suburbs will participate in a variety of writing workshops througout the day as well as submit writing to be shared throughout the day.

This fun program is for students enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade accompanied by an adult from Chicago and Suburban Schools.

  • Six students per school represented grade ranges K-2, 3-5 and 6-8
  • Schools decided on their own protocol for determining student represesntation

Events for the day

    Light Breakfast Coffee/Juice/Rolls

    Opening ceremony with a keynote speaker

    Writing Workshop Sessions: Active participation in two writing workshop sessions facilitated by guest speakers and writing workshop teacher leaders


    Closing ceremony for students to share their writing with the full body of attendees

This program was made possible by generous support from the Oppenheimer Family Foundation, Alonti Catering, and SCIRA (Suburban Council International Reading Association)

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