New York State of Poetry – Photos

Thank you to everyone who celebrated a New York State of Poetry (NYSP) with us and other organizations across the state! Inspired by NYS Poet Laureate (2021-23) Willie Perdomo and funded by the Academy of American Poets’ Poet Laureate Fellowship program, the goal of the NYSP project was to celebrate the diverse and powerful voices…

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T&W Receives NBCUniversal Local Impact Grant

T&W is honored to be named a winner of the 2023 NBCUniversal Impact Grant. We extend our gratitude to Comcast NBCUniversal! NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, and Comcast NBCUniversal recently announced the winners for their Impact Grant—given to local nonprofit organizations addressing their local communities’ needs. Grants were received for Next Generation Storytellers, Youth…

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The 100-Foot Poem

  T&W recently partnered with the New York City Poetry Festival, Poetry Out Loud, and Urban Word NYC to host the 12th Annual Youth Poetry Festival! The Youth Festival is an NYC Poetry Festival highlight each year, catering to toddlers, teens, and everyone in-between. T&W provided writing activities and workshops for youth, and we produced…

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Painting with Griot Circle

Still Life by Sandra Hines

This spring, older adults in Brooklyn immersed themselves in art through a Still Life Painting workshop we offered in partnership with with Griot Circle, an organization that provides programs and services to LGBTQ+ elders of color. The eight-week program included two visits to Brooklyn art galleries, and six weeks of creative exploration using acrylic paints…

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Announcing the first NYS Youth Poet Laureate!

Congratulations to Stephanie Pacheco of the Bronx and to runner-up, Sabrina Guo of Oyster Bay   “Our stories are calling to be told. We are the storytellers and changemakers we’ve been waiting for.” — Stephanie Pacheco   On April 28, 2023, 19-year-old Stephanie Pacheco of the Bronx was named the inaugural New York State Youth…

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2023-2025 Strategic Vision

2022-2023 Strategic Vision

  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…

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PUMP Program

Soultastic poetry mural at P.S. 178

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…

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Creative Aging Workshop Writers ‘Bring Life to Life Stories’

Image of weekly zoom class

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…

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