Tagged Teachers & Writers Programs

50th Stories: Finding Community

By Jenny D. Williams Teachers & Writers Collaborative will turn 50 years old in fall 2017. To celebrate this milestone, we asked people who have been part of T&W’s work over the last five decades to tell their stories. Author Jenny Williams remembers being a T&W Fellow alongside poet Christina Olivares.   We’d been staying…

Dear Mr. Doctorow

2017 Runner-up of the Bechtel Prize By Eileen Sutton Author Garth Greenwell selected Eileen Sutton’s “Dear Mr. Doctorow” as the runner-up for the 2017 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. Greenwell said, “This…

The Possum

2011 Winner of the Bechtel Prize By Janet L. Bland   It started with a possum running right in front of the van. There are many things that I don’t want to happen when I am driving a van full of my students (including, but not limited to, vomiting, flat tires, love triangles, and snowstorms),…

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