Student Writing

Celebrating the creativity of students who participate in writers-in-the-schools programs or community creative writing opportunities.
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The Sumerian King

Ekphrastic Sevenling poems after visiting the Ancient Near Eastern art exhibt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art   He Saw It Happen by Lauren Cuda (6th grade) He saw three things happen— People giving him sight, The parish of those people, and the sky He lived for the sky Now he lives for the museum He lives…

Visions: Poetry Out Loud

Visions: Poetry Out Loud is a poetry anthology from workshops held in the spring of 2016 at VISIONS at Selis Manor, a nonprofit adapted learning environment and meeting place for blind youth, adults, and seniors. Teachers & Writers Collaborative was pleased to partner with VISIONS to present Poetry Out Loud for Seniors, a workshop series in which adults explored classic and…

When The Sun Rises

When The Sun Rises By Bobbi-Marie (8th Grade) When the sun rises People like to wake up like a bird. When the sun rises The moon says, “Goodbye” Like it is never going to come back. When the sun rises The birds start to sing as the Flowers start to grow. When the sun rises…

Young Writers of the World: Wasila

Wasila is ten years old and in the fifth grade in a New York City public school in the Bronx, where she lives with her parents and five brothers. This winter she was in a creative writing class taught by T&W teaching artist Ibi Zoboi. She spoke with Susan Karwoska on a cold and windy…

Young Writers of the World: Aminata

Aminata is the youngest of four children, and lives with her parents, originally from Senegal, in the Bronx, where she is a fifth-grader at a New York City public school.  She loves playing games on her phone, and was a student in T&W teaching artist Ibi Zoboi’s creative writing class this winter.  In an interview…

Congratulations to the Young Authors of IS 392

To the students of IS 392K (from the introduction to the anthology So Much Depends Upon Stretching Your Positivity) So much depends upon the words gathered here in this collection of your work. This collection of poems means that we worked together on something bigger than ourselves. This collection of poems was “born” from passing…

Young Writers of the World: Stanley

 Stanley was born in the Dominican Republic and came to live in New York City about three years ago. He likes pretty much everything about New York, he says, except for the cold.  Stanley is a fifth-grader in a public school in the Bronx, where he is an enthusiastic participant in T&W teaching artist Ibi…

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