Founded in 1967, Teachers & Writers Collaborative is one of the first writers-in-the-schools programs, with a 50+ year history of delivering innovative creative writing programs that increase access to the arts, build community and amplify youth voices.
NY Poetry Out Loud
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Painting with Griot Circle
This spring, older adults in Brooklyn immersed themselves in art through a Still Life Painting workshop we offered in partnership with with Griot Circle, an organization that provides programs and services to LGBTQ+ elders of color. The eight-week program included two visits to Brooklyn art galleries, and six weeks of creative exploration using acrylic paints…
Announcing the first NYS Youth Poet Laureate!
Congratulations to Stephanie Pacheco of the Bronx and to runner-up, Sabrina Guo of Oyster Bay “Our stories are calling to be told. We are the storytellers and changemakers we’ve been waiting for.” — Stephanie Pacheco On April 28, 2023, 19-year-old Stephanie Pacheco of the Bronx was named the inaugural New York State Youth…
Congratulations to the Poetry Out Loud State Finalists!
On Saturday, March 11th, we hosted the 2023 Poetry Out Loud New York State Final event at the Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY. Twenty students representing schools and counties from around New York State gathered to perform great poetry. The event marked the culmination of several months of hard work and preparation. Students begin…