Student Writing

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

By Rebecca Rikleen Rebecca Rikleen has been in the Writing from Life Experience Workshop at Morningside Retirement and Health Services for well over two decades. In recent years, she has begun writing about her aging, health, and struggles to keep alive her many interests in traveling around New York City. The Writing from Life Experience…

“Where I’m From” Poems

Assignment: Students used their personal histories and along with their poetic voice to create image-driven poems based on where they are from, who they are, and who they want to become. —Emily James, teacher Where I’m Fromby Mikayla I am from Harman Streetfrom the family everyone knows,the part of Brooklyn not everyone likes.The warm hugs…

Poems

by Joseph Anthony Joseph Anthony was a participant in T&W’s visual arts workshop at the SAGE-GRIOT Innovative Senior Center in Brooklyn. In addition to creating and artist book during the workshop, Joey is a poet. Teachers & Writers Magazine is pleased to share some of his poems with our readers. A Rose Roses are the…

Opening Up

by Meek Thomas This essay appears in Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices, published by Tin House Books in October 2018.     Ms. Sears, our school’s guidance counselor, greets me with a smile—protocol, I’m guessing, because no one is ever that happy, especially not someone whose job is to…

House in the Snow

House in the Snow by Nathaniel U. (6th grade) The house is warm and inviting the fireplace alit and wafting the bittersweet smell of smoke into my nose the snow a white blanket draped over the mountains and houses is cold yet makes you feel warm inside the ski rack is frosted over with flakes…

The Feminist in Me

by Tuhfa Begum This essay appears in Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices, published by Tin House Books in October 2018.   It started with an insult, when we collided at the front door of school at eight o’clock on a Monday morning and I dropped an armful of feminist…

Ode to Winter

The Snow, a blues poem by Otto O. (6th grade) Oh, the snow, the snow, the snow. The white, the warmth, the snow. I feel so good. I think you know. But then comes the rain! Oh no, not the rain! It wipes all the good snow away. And I’m upset, thanks a lot rain!…

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