Bring a Writer-in-Residence to your school or center!
T&W partners with New York City schools and community-based organizations to offer dynamic common core-aligned creative writing programs led by professional writers. Our programs inspire the imagination and foster self-expression, communication, and a life-long love of literature.
“Teachers & Writers Collaborative is an excitement delivery service that supports the school's goals.” -- Martin Skoble, Poet-in-residence, St. Ann's School
OUR COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY:
T&W follows the safety mandates of the city, state and federal governments. As a NYC Dept. of Education Vendor, our policy follows the NYC COVID-Safe Requirement.
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During a T&W writing program, students come to think of themselves as writers. Most T&W workshops begin with students reading and discussing the work of contemporary and classic writers. Through these activities, students learn literary elements and techniques that they are then asked to use in their own creative writing—guided by a writing prompt assigned by the T&W writer. At the end of most T&W programs, students work with the writer to revise their work, which T&W publishes in an anthology. Programs culminate with a publishing party/reading where students share their work.
T&W can customize a writing program for students and adults, both in and out of school settings, and also provides professional development workshops for educators.
Some of the workshops we offer include:
Poetry, fiction, playwriting, storytelling, video game narrative, journalism
College Application Essay for high school
College Access for middle school
After school book clubs highlighting diverse writers, BLM themes, and more
Social Emotional Learning Writing Workshops, such as Poetry for Processing
The proof is in the writing!
Below are links to anthologies created in T&W writer residency programs that reflect student writing with depth and richness of detail.
We are an NYC DOE Contract Vendor
Teachers & Writers Collaborative has a Multi Task Award Contract (MTAC) with the NYC Department of Education for Student Support Services.
The cost of a T&W program may be covered by a DOE contract, other school funds (such as PTA funding), funding from T&W grants, or any combination of the three. We will work with you to determine a fee based on your needs and budget.