2022 Bechtel Prize Winner

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…

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T&W Students Win Citywide Writing & Art Contest

Natasha Class Rain Garden

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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Watercolor Workshop Exhibition

Dorothy Carroll

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,…

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T&W Receives Literary Arts Emergency Fund Award

Announcement of the Literary Arts Emergency Fund

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…

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We Remember: Memorial & Workshop

Brionne Janae

Visit “We Remember” Memorial Installation in Green-Wood Cemetery, BK until June 28                 Thank you to all who shared their memories and the names of their departed loved ones as part of the “Naming the Lost” project. T&W wrote and colorfully decorated each submission by hand as pictured…

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Spring Programs

  This May, Teachers & Writers Collaborative is offering three exciting FREE workshops for older adults (55+ years), in partnership with the Brooklyn Arts Council.   To register online, click the titles below.  Or you may email register@twc.org or call (917) 398-2880.   Bringing Life to Our Life Stories: Writing Memoir With Playwright Frank Ingrasciotta Online…

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Paris Review

Award from The Paris Review On April 12, 2021, The Paris Review announced T&W as the recipient of a generous gift in honor of our work. The Paris Review Editorial Committee elected to donate the $5,000 usually awarded to the winner of the Terry Southern Prize for Humor to an organization providing financial support to…

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There is “Still Life” at Home

Spring 2021- Teachers & Writers partnered with SAGE Griot Circle to offer LGBT elders of color the opportunity to learn still life drawing through online classes. The following is a description of the program and some of the work shared by the participants. THERE IS STILL LIFE AT HOME: THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT AT GRIOT CIRCLE In…

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City of Water

Spring 2021 — Teachers & Writers Collaborative partnered with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to offer students a unique opportunity to learn and write about the NYC waterways and water management systems. Through the “City of Water” program, 4th-grade students learned about the city they live in and went on a creative journey…

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