The Heart of Texas Writing Project is an inclusive community of educators devoted to improving the teaching and learning of reading, writing, and 21st Century literacies.  We strive to make a difference in the quality of students’ school experience by educating the public about what quality reading and writing instruction is and the possibilities it holds for students and teachers.

As UT Austin’s affiliate of the National Writing Project, we provide inservice professional development to schools and districts, host workshops for teachers, hold an intensive, invitational summer institute in the teaching of writing, and support a community of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in literacy education.  We welcome Austin area educators to join us in our work to provide teachers and students with opportunities to take part in authentic writing and supportive learning communities.

To find out about the professional development HTWP offers, please contact us at or 512-232-5300.