Borderlands Writing Project

photo_bwp ink spilling campThe Borderlands Writing Project (BWP), formerly the New Mexico State Writing Project, is an affiliate site of the National Writing Project. The BWP serves educators in Las Cruces and El Paso, as well as across the southwestern borderlands of New Mexico. We provide teachers opportunities to explore their own writing, investigate how they teach and assess writing, and reflect on how their students learn to write and how writing helps learning in all areas. In addition, the writing project support educators in diverse, supportive, professional communities where other dedicated teachers share their triumphs and struggles.

BWP Mission and Vision

photo_bwp ink spilling campThe mission of the BWP is to create professional learning communities to support teachers at every level as they work to improve literacy and learning through writing. Following the National Writing Project model, we provide high quality professional development opportunities to help teachers continuously improve their practice through inquiry, supportive learning communities, and personal reflection. The BWP envisions a future where every person is equipped with the writing, learning and communication, and critical thinking skills needed to participate actively and productively in our communities as well as in our digital, interconnected world.

For more information about BWP contact Director Patti Wojahn at or visit their website at