The Art of Teaching Writing

Articles, essays, editorials, and meditations on T&W’s mission, “educating the imagination.”
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PS 188 Kingsbury School/T&W: Partnership Program Snapshot

T&W teaching artist Amina Henry conducted a 20-session poetry residency at PS 188, the Kingsbury School, in Bayside, Queens with third- and fourth-grade gifted and talented classes. Kirsten Chen, who was a T&W editorial associate in 2016–2017, had an email conversation with one of Henry’s classroom teacher partners, Jessica Wingfield, about the program’s impact.  Teachers…

Remembering Jack

By Nancy Larson Shapiro With both sadness and a big smile, those of us at T&W who worked with Jack Collom remember him and send condolences to his wife Jennifer Heath and his children and grandchildren. Jack died in early July at the age of 85 at his home in Colorado, where he was an…

Pen in Hand

By Libby Cudmore I make my living as a writer. On any given day, I might put 1,500 words in a novel before most people have even had their first cup of coffee; followed by a full day of interviews and articles for The Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta newspapers in Cooperstown, New York; only to come…

The Spirit of Yes: On Collaborating

By Yusef Komunyakaa I’ve often said that the ideal collaboration is a dialogue and negotiation, but one must also underscore this: a fruitful working together embodies cooperation and freedom. In fact, the single most important tool in process is freedom; but it resides outside the realm of a happening. For me, and I hope I’m also…

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