The Red River Valley Writing Project (RRVWP)is a site of the National Writing Project (NWP), a professional development program devoted to teaching writing. The National Writing Project has been federally funded since 1990. The goal of the national project is to improve student writing abilities by improving the teaching and learning of writing in the nation's schools, provide professional development programs for classroom teachers and expand the professional roles of teachers. As a site of the National Writing Project, Red River Valley Writing Project (RRVWP) hosts an invitational summer institute. The institute offers you a place to read, discuss, and share ideas about teaching writing -- plus time to write.