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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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  • As Long As I Have Breath: A Conversation on Healing with Black Teachers and Writers December 1, 2022
    The responses to the questions below were taken from an online conversation I had on May 11th, 2022 with Black teaching artists/writers DaShaun Hightower, Jay Howard, Dale Novella, Mellisa Parke, and Almeta Whitis on how they incorporate healing practices into their writing and teaching.  ––Luopu Malakpa What parts of your identity/life experiences have shaped your...

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2022-2023 Strategic Vision

October 30, 2022

  In the summer of 2022, T&W embarked on a review of our mission, vision, and values. The goal was to consider how these directives might more closely respond to the current landscapes of arts education, social equity, and the needs of the communities we serve. We also wished to remain faithful to the heart…

PUMP Program

June 16, 2022

Students at P.S. 178 St. Clair McKelway School in Brownsville, Brooklyn, celebrated the unveiling of SOULTASTIC, OH YEAH! – a mural inspired by their poetry through the Poetry and Urban Mural Project (PUMP). Our thanks the administration at P.S. 178 and to the program’s sponsor: the Leonore Gordon PD Arts and Wellness on the Go…

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…

“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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