Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mess Making

TEACHING ARTIST VOICE   Time is running out! Teachers & Writers Magazine readers have until November 15, 2015 to receive a 30 percent discount on InsideOut Literary Arts Project’s (iO) twentieth anniversary collection, To Light a Fire. To receive your discount, enter code TW15.  To help our friends and colleagues at iO celebrate their twenty…

Blaine: A Poetry Out Loud Response

New York City high school student Blaine shares her written response to Edwin Markham’s poem “The Daring One.”  Blaine took part in a poetry-writing program carried out by T&W as part of the national Poetry Out Loud memorization and recitation competition. Find out more about Poetry Out Loud in New York here.

Getting Started with Poetry Out Loud

POETRY OUT LOUD: From the Inside   Last year, being the first year I participated in POL was one of the best experiences I’ve had in high school so far. My name is Delia, I am now in 10th grade, and last year I went to the regional competition for Poetry Out Loud. I remember…

DANGEROUS ACTS

  TEACHING ARTIST VOICE   Teachers & Writers Magazine is joining our friends at Detroit’s InsideOut Literary Arts Project in celebrating the organization’s twentieth birthday by publishing excerpts from To Light a Fire: 20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project. This month, we are pleased to feature Nandi Comer’s essay, “Dangerous Acts.” Comer received a…

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…

Interview with Nikky Finney: Say Hard Things Tender

INTERVIEW   An Interview with Nikky Finney by Christian McEwen  In April, Bauhan Publishing published Sparks from the Anvil: the Smith College Poetry Interviews, a collection of interviews with superb contemporary poets by writer and teaching artist Christian McEwen. Throughout the year, Teachers & Writers Magazine has been publishing highlights from this impressive book. Here,…

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