Upcoming Workshops

For Students:

Online registration for the 2018 Young Writers Institute is NOW OPEN!

To complete your registration, please complete both Step 1 and Step 2 of the registration process.

Step 1: Register Here.

Step 2: Submit payment of $335.00 electronically here: Pay Now.



  • July 9th-July 13th
  • 8:30-3:30


  • West Hempfield Elementary School

For Teachers:

Colleagues, join me on August 9th at the WIU #7 for Authentic Grammar Instruction! Explore how to embed grammar into real reading and real writing experiences through research based practices. Register here!

For School Districts and Administrators:

Individual school district in-services are currently scheduled and taking place in various locations.

School Districts seeking consistent, long-term growth gains in student reading and writing success are invited to collaborate with Writers of Westmoreland.

Please contact Val Piccini, Director of Writers of Westmoreland, Lead Teacher Consultant for the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, and Literacy Specialist in Westmoreland County for more information on customized district in-services and workshops, consulting, and coaching service models, and unique professional growth opportunities.





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