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SURGE: The Zone’s Teen Art & Literary Magazine!

In the Spring of 2019, Teachers & Writers Collaborative partnered with the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital to offer a creative writing program to in-patients at the hospital.  This issue of SURGE magazine represents work created with the T&W writer-in-residence Sarah Dohrmann during spring 2019, guest edited…

Ricordiamo – We Remember

Using Creative Writing to Inspire Choreography By Matthew Burgess The following was originally published in the Teachers & Writers Magazine, Summer 2010 issue. This piece is dedicated to the memory of David Martinez. David had been hired to teach Martha Graham technique at summer dance festivals in Italy, so the obvious question was, Can I…

Literary Crossword, May Edition

    Click here to print crossword   Across1 Vital quality in a novelist9 First name of a Russian literary giant10 Marvel comic character who assumes the mantle of the White Tiger, Ayala11 She had “the face that launched a thousand ships”12 Graham Green’s “The of the Matter”13 “In the beginning”…book14 Picture16 Deep-six17 Facial cover…

Writing Micro-Memoirs at VISIONS

by Victoria Richards Everyone has a story to tell. And when we dig deep enough, our stories will unravel onto paper in a sort of magical fashion. This proved to be an undeniable truth at VISIONS, a nonprofit organization in New York City offering services for the blind and visually impaired. The writing workshops that…

Recognizing Art as a Bridge to Academic Success

by Beverly Pell Early in my career I caught a glimpse of how exploration of art and creativity can powerfully influence written language. I was a rookie English teacher in a large urban school district with a high Hispanic population in southern California. While the focus of learning in my English class was speaking, listening,…

Literary Crossword, January Edition

Click here to print crossword and clues     1  Technique that makes a reader turn the page     5  Jane Austen protagonist     8  Three-way     9  Humorous verse form   10  First name of the author of “Black Beauty”   11  First name of the famous writer who penned “The Kingdom of God is Within…

Where I’m From: The Musical

Where I’m From: The Musical is an original book and lyrics and written by The Visionaries during a dramatic musical workshop held in the spring of 2018. The workshop took place at VISIONS at Selis Manor, a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization for the blind and visually impaired in New York. The participants listened…

Literary Crossword, December Edition

  Click here to print crossword and clues Across     1  Writing technique hinting at future events     8  “The Chronicles of Narnia” author     9  2018 Teacher of the Year, Mandy ____   10  Put into words   13  Holy chalice of legend   14  Connect to   15  Shakespearean title character   17 …

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