Our Saturday Seminars use a “lab school” model, in which teachers and students participate in the presenter’s workshop lesson together in small groups, generally including the following:

  • mini-lesson on writing craft
  • study of a mentor text
  • demonstration of innovative and engaging pedagogical strategies
  • large blocks of time for students and teachers to write
  • sharing writing in small groups or whole group

Upcoming Saturday Seminars For Students

Fall 2018 Schedule  Register online and save with series!

The 8-12th Grade Series, Fall 2018

The 6-7 Grade Series, Fall 2018

The 3-5 Grade Series, Fall 2018

The K-2 Grade Series, Fall 2018

We’ve put together another great season of engaging workshops. Each one is unique and they all focus on time and strategies for writing.  If you can only attend one or two, select which grade level you would like to attend under each date:

We encourage you to attend all three sessions to discover writing anew, for yourself and your academics.


  • 9:30–10:00 am – Registration in front of Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 9:30–10:00 am: Meet and Greet
  • 10:00–12:30 pm: Workshops
  • 12:30 pm: Dismissal/Pick Up Student Writers

Parents are invited to stay and participate in hands-on workshops specially designed for them while their children attend any of our student workshops

Registration Fees

Register online and save!

$30.00 per session (Students with free & reduced lunch — no charge. Email sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu for promo code)
$75.00 for all 3 sessions

Walk In
Walk-in registration, to be paid by cash or check only (no credit cards accepted)

$35.00 per session
$75.00 for all 3 sessions


Email us at sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu or call (408) 924-4412


San Jose State University
Sweeney Hall
7th and San Carlos streets
San Jose, CA 95192