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Writing Innovators

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.

Join us for a celebration in support of the literary arts!

You're invited to the inaugural T&W Homecoming on September 19th, 6pm! We hope this evening will feel like a reunion for those who have worked with and supported T&W throughout our 50+ year history.

At the T&W Homecoming, you'll hear about the work we're doing from some of our teaching artists, enjoy a reading of student poetry, and catch up with T&W colleagues and friends over food and drinks. You'll have the chance to bid on some exciting auction items (including vintage T&W apparel––previews coming soon!) and view an exhibit of photos and writing from our archives. All proceeds from this event will support the essential, transformative work of Teachers & Writers Collaborative.

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of school administrators said their students seemed to enjoy writing more

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