50th Stories: Kids & War

By Nancy Larson Shapiro Teachers & Writers Collaborative is turning 50 years old this fall. 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. Nancy Larson Shapiro, long-time T&W staff director and now chair of the T&W Board of Directors, reflects…

Writing in the Wild: Beyond the 5-Paragraph Essay

by Tricia Ebarvia This article was originally published at movingwriters.org. “What do you think about when you hear the word essay?” A moment of silence. Some confused looks. Others, blank stares. A few, smirks. It’s late afternoon, September, last period. My AP Lang class and I are in the midst of finishing up our discussion of Joan Didion’s wonderful…

Sky Clouds Make a Picture: Anthology by Students of The Louis Armstrong Middle School

It has been a real treat to work with the Louis Armstrong Middle School this year. During this five-week residency, I decided to focus on the basic goal of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative—exercising the imagination. Yes, we used time-tested effective poetic devices like simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, and repetition. We re-visited the five…

50th Stories: My T&W Life

By Sheryl Noethe     Teachers & Writers Collaborative is turning 50 years old this fall. 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. In this 50th story, poet Sheryl Noethe writes about becoming a T&W teaching artist and receiving the gift…

T&W Partnerships: The New School and New York University

Teachers & Writers Collaborative is pleased to continue our partnerships with the graduate writing programs at The New School and New York University during 2017–2018. Each year, five MFA candidates at The New School are chosen as T&W education or editorial associates, while three graduate students at NYU receive the Writers in the Public Schools…

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