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Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP)

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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.


The Tampa Bay Area Writing Project works to creates life-long writers.


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.


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

Please send inquiries about the Tampa Bay Area Writing Project to: Dr. Pat Jones, Site Director, at or Mari Uscategui, Co-Director