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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
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of teachers said their students wrote with more depth and detail
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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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Creative Aging Workshop Writers ‘Bring Life to Life Stories’

May 20, 2022

May 13, 2022 — Writer and teaching artist Frank Ingrasciotta, along with assistant Napoleon Felipe, held a celebration featuring the work of thirteen participants during a ten-week virtual memoir writing workshop, titled “Bringing Life to Life Stories.” The program was sponsored by the E.A. Michelson Foundation, and facilitated by Teachers Writers Collaborative. Over the course…

2022 Bechtel Prize Winner

May 19, 2022

T&W Magazine is pleased to share the 2022 Bechtel Prize winning essay, Multilingual Approaches Toward English Prose, by Shilpi Suneja. In the essay, Suneja describes a writing activity with her students in Hawai’i which asks them to examine their relationships and attitudes toward a language other than English. The resulting student writing was rich and…

T&W Students Win Citywide Writing & Art Contest

May 3, 2022

Three students in an innovative T&W program that combines poetry writing with environmental science won awards in the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest.      The students were participants in the “City of Water” poetry program, offered by T&W for the second year to 4th grade students at the…

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~ Ms. Carucci, high school teacher

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