Tagged Bechtel

The Tree Project

2004 Winner of the Bechtel Prize By Sam Swope A Tree Is As I walked through Central Park to the subway that September, already leaves were beginning to turn. I was excited by the project I had planned for my immigrant fifth graders. There were 36 of them, from more than 20 countries, and I’d…

Can Creative Writing Be Taught?

2004 Winner of the Bechtel Prize By Mary Capello I had a fantasy the other day, in some rich moment of unbeckoned inspiration between the classes that I am teaching at the Gorky Institute: That I might ask, by way of an exercise for my creative writing students, that they each turn to the person…

Liar, Liar

Evelyn Krieger’s essay, “Liar, Liar,” was runner-up for the 2016 Bechtel Prize. Teachers & Writers Collaborative awards the Bechtel Prize to the author of an exemplary essay that explores themes related to creative writing, arts education, and/or the imagination. In “Liar, Liar,” Krieger reflects on the sources of imagination and the joy of giving your…

Alastair Reid: Traveling Light

Christian McEwen’s essay, “Alastair Reid: Traveling Light,” was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Bechtel Prize. Teachers & Writers Collaborative awards the Bechtel Prize to the author of an exemplary essay that explores themes related to creative writing, arts education, and/or the imagination. This year’s Bechtel winner is a lovely portrait of poet and…

Teachers & Writers Magazine

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