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For over 20 years, the Philadelphia Writing Project has convened A Celebration of Writing and Literacy, an annual conference presented by and for Philadelphia educators. 

Join local educators for a day of learning, reflection, and joy as we share promising practices and resources for supporting writing and literacy among young people! 

This year's conference theme is Creating Brave Spaces in Schools and Communities: A Celebration of Writing and Literacy.” The conference will take place at the Penn Museum. The conference is co-hosted by the Philadelphia Writing Project, the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP), Penn GSE, the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, and the Penn Museum 

Featured Speaker 

  • Dr. Gholdy Muhammad – Author of Cultivating Genius (2020) and Unearthing Joy (2023); Professor at Georgia State University

  • Matthew R. Kay – Author of Not Light, But Fire (2018) and Co-Author of We’re Gonna Keep on Talking: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in Elementary Classrooms (2023); Founding Teacher of the Science Leadership Academy

Date, Time, and Venue

Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 


Saturday, October 14, 2023 

8:15 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.              Check-in and Breakfast 

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.              Opening Remarks and Keynote 

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.          Concurrent Sessions  

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.           Concurrent Sessions  

12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.          Lunch and Featured Speaker   

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.             Concurrent Sessions

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Closing Reception and Networking Event 

How to Register 

Use the following link to register for the event:


Registration is $25. Discounts are available for School District of Philadelphia teachers and administrators.