Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wearing Masks: An Interview with Erin Anderson

The “TATIP Cohort” is part of Community-Word Project’s eight-month Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (TATIP). This select group of New York City arts education organizations is a partnership initiative to expand professional development not only for the TATIP students, but also for teaching artists working with these organizations. Our mission is to combine efforts to better prepare artists to bring arts to city classrooms. With professional development seminars that deconstruct the dynamics of teaching artistry in a variety of settings and focus areas, the January-May Saturday sessions are geared towards developing new ways of stimulating creativity and understanding in students.

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…

Poetry Is Good Food

by Peter Markus Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry. —Mark Strand, “Eating Poetry”   I know about that happiness. There are days when the ink runs from the corners of my mouth and I can cry out, as Strand does at the…

Liar, Liar

Evelyn Krieger’s essay, “Liar, Liar,” was runner-up for the 2016 Bechtel Prize. Teachers & Writers Collaborative awards the Bechtel Prize to the author of an exemplary essay that explores themes related to creative writing, arts education, and/or the imagination. In “Liar, Liar,” Krieger reflects on the sources of imagination and the joy of giving your…

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