About Us

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts.

T&W’s activities include the following:


WRITING WORKSHOPS T&W sends professional writers into schools and community sites to teach imaginative writing and conducts professional development workshops for teachers and administrators.


NYS POETRY OUT LOUD Poetry Out Loud, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.  


PUBLICATIONS T&W has published more than 80 books; publishes Teachers & Writers Magazine, an award-winning quarterly on teaching writing; and sponsors the annual Bechtel Prize to honor an exemplary article about writing or teaching.

A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY A delightful book-length poem that spreads the wonder and joy that is New York, as told through its young people. As part of an unprecedented series of T&W poetry workshops, New York City kids were challenged to write about what it was like to live, learn, and play in New York City. The poems were collected and edited into this book, published by Universe (an imprint of Rizzoli New York).


RESOURCES Online resources, including a searchable database of lessons and exercises from the T&W archive, to support your own work.