T&W News

The 100-Foot Poem

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | August 7, 2023

  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…

Still Life by Sandra Hines

Painting with Griot Circle

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | May 31, 2023

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…

Announcing the first NYS Youth Poet Laureate!

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | May 11, 2023

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…

2023 NY Poetry Out Loud Winners

Congratulations to the Poetry Out Loud State Finalists!

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | March 11, 2023

On Saturday, March 11th, we hosted the 2023 Poetry Out Loud New York State Final event at the Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY.  Twenty students representing schools and counties from around New York State gathered to perform great poetry. The event marked the culmination of several months of hard work and preparation. Students begin…

2022-2023 Strategic Vision

2023-2025 Strategic Vision

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | 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…

Soultastic poetry mural at P.S. 178

PUMP Program

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | 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…

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Creative Aging Workshop Writers ‘Bring Life to Life Stories’

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | 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…

2022 Bechtel Prize Winner

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | May 19, 2022

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…

Natasha Class Rain Garden

T&W Students Win Citywide Writing & Art Contest

By Teachers Writers Collaborative | May 3, 2022

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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