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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.

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Workshop participants annually in NYC, Westchester, and Long Island
%
of teachers said their students wrote with more depth and detail
professional Writer/Artist collaborators
%
of school administrators said their students seemed to enjoy writing more

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Visit our magazine for lesson plans, interviews and essays on teaching creative writing to people of all ages.

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  • Life, Death, and Twine May 10, 2021
    Writer Suzy Rigdon shares how using technology as part of storytelling "presents a radical shift in thinking about how language can tell a story." Students use a program called Twine and find new possibilities to writing non-linear or multi-linear pieces.

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Spring Programs

May 5, 2021

  This May, Teachers & Writers Collaborative is offering three exciting FREE workshops for older adults (55+ years), in partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council.   To register online, click the titles below.  Or you may email register@twc.org or call (917) 398-2880.   Bringing Life to Our Life Stories: Writing Memoir With Playwright Frank Ingrasciotta Online…

Paris Review

April 19, 2021

Award from The Paris Review On April 12, 2021, The Paris Review announced T&W as the recipient of a generous gift in honor of our work. The Paris Review Editorial Committee elected to donate the $5,000 usually awarded to the winner of the Terry Southern Prize for Humor to an organization providing financial support to…

There is “Still Life” at Home

April 16, 2021

Spring 2021- Teachers & Writers partnered with SAGE Griot Circle to offer LGBT elders of color the opportunity to learn still life drawing through online classes. The following is a description of the program and some of the work shared by the participants. THERE IS STILL LIFE AT HOME: THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT AT GRIOT CIRCLE In…

“The program exceeded our expectations. The students were so excited when the writer came, and I was extremely impressed with the quality of my students’ work.”

~ Ms. Carucci, high school teacher

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