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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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Student Artwork from City of Water

May 3, 2022

Three students 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 East Village Community School in partnership with the Dept. of Environmental Protection.…

Watercolor Workshop Exhibition

May 3, 2022

Spring 2022 — This winter, amidst Covid, the cold, and the challenges of zoom, SAGE Griot Circle members enjoyed an eight week watercolor introduction class with T&W teaching artist Susan Newmark Fleminger. The program is one of a handful of creative aging programs offered by T&W.  Susan is a  mixed media artist exploring themes of memory,…

T&W Receives Literary Arts Emergency Fund Award

April 15, 2022

T&W is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, supported by the Mellon Foundation (@MellonFdn).  Following is a press release from the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses about the award, which provides much needed support to the literary arts field.   The Literary Arts Emergency Fund Awards $4.3 Million to Historically…

“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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