Student Writing

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

In the summers of 2020 and 2021, Teachers & Writers Collaborative offered a poetry writing workshop to teachers with the goal of providing them with an immersive creative experience while modeling lessons they could take into their ELA classrooms. The QuaranTeen video was a project of one of the participants in the 2020 workshop. By…

Writing Our Names

by Madison Stuart Teachers are keepers of names. Some corner of my brain is cluttered with Alexanders and Amanis and Keanus and Kylies. That first day of school, working down the roster, teachers wield a great appellative power; how many Pomaikaimaikekukunaokalamekahos who go by Po, Zhijias who go by Roy, Shar’lynnruths who go by Shari?…

Season of Virus: Poems Written During the Pandemic

The following poems were written during our year in quarantine, from 2020-2021, by older adults in virtual creating aging programs through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and our partners. The first set is from participants in the oral history and storytelling program with Visions Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a workshop led by Dave Johnson…

Now I Will Tell You…

Amina HenryWriter-in-Residence, Spring 2020 Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright, adjunct lecturer (Brooklyn College, SUNY Purchase) and teaching artist (Teachers & Writers Collaborative,  Hunts Point Alliance for Children). Recent productions include Hero Theatre’s production of Troy, an adaptation of The Trojan Women by Euripides (Los Angeles, CA), and New Light Theatre’s production of The Great Novel…

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