Featured Posts

About Teachers & Writers

MISSION Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts. T&W programs include writing workshops for students, professional development for teachers and educators, managing the NYS Poetry Out Loud…

Workshops & Professional Development

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) provides school-based and after-school writing programs led by professional writers for K-12 students, professional development workshops for teachers and administrators, and writing workshops for young people and adults at community sites. Click here to learn more.   School-Based Residencies During a T&W program, students work closely with a professional writer….

Resources

    Books T&W has published resources about the teaching of creative writing for more nearly 50 years. With more than 45 titles, our current list of books represents a rich diversity of writers, grade-levels, and genres.       Teachers & Writers Magazine Along with our catalog of books, T&W publishes Teachers & Writers Magazine-–an award-winning publication on…

NY Poetry Out Loud

What is Poetry Out Loud? Poetry Out Loud (POL), an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition       NYS Poetry Out Loud: Get involved! The 2015-2016 POL competition is…

FALL 2015

What happened at school today?  From the time we were very young, answering that question from a parent, grandparent, sibling, or neighbor was an invitation to tell a story. The power of storytelling is on our minds here at Teachers & Writers Collaborative as our writers head back to classrooms across New York City, where…

SUMMER 2015

The end of the school year is approaching here in New York City, and we are looking forward to the gentle pace of July and August. The summer slowdown brings more time for reading, for writing, and for thinking creatively about the work we do to bring young people to the literary arts. We hope that the…

Interview with Ron Padgett: No Turning Back

INTERVIEW by Matthew Burgess  Ron Padgett grew up in Tulsa and has lived mostly in New York City since 1960. Among his many honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters poetry award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Padgett’s How Long was Pulitzer Prize…

www.twc.org