Founded in 1978, the Gateway Writing Project is sponsored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Harris-Stowe State University and is the official St. Louis site of the National Writing Project. Connecting five state sites, GWP is also a member of the Missouri Writing Projects Network. Through these institutional partnerships, GWP serves teachers and students in urban, suburban, and rural districts.  Read more about our rich history in education through the left-hand navigation.

UMSL campus, 1978 and Jane Zeni, Founding Director of GWP