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Join T&W and become a member of an international community of teachers, writers, and supporters of literary arts education!
Teachers & Writers Collaborative was founded in 1967 by a group of educators and writers who believed professional writers could make a unique contribution to the teaching of writing and literature. T&W promotes collaboration between teachers and writers by providing creative writing programs in schools, publishing literary arts education resources, and hosting an online discussion group for teachers and writers. Since our founding, T&W has served as a model for writers-in-the-schools programs around the world.
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By becoming a T&W member, you will help to educate the imagination of young writers across New York City, as well as ensuring that that we can continue to provide high-quality resources like Teachers & Writers Magazine to help writers and teachers across the country. Please become a member today.
Teachers & Writers Magazine is a quarterly periodical with ideas for writers who work in schools and teachers of creative writing. It covers contemporary issues and innovations in creative writing education, and engages writers, educators, and students in a conversation on the nature of creativity and the imagination. Recent issues have included interviews with Jayne Cortez, Kevin Young, Dennis Lehane, Kimiko Hahn, Billy Collins, and Quiara Alegría Hudes; articles about teaching the ode and the sestina, about inspiring students with the work of poets Kenneth Koch and Naomi Shihab Nye; and about welcoming music and art into the writing classroom.
Occasional special issues feature in-depth explorations of subjects of particular interest to our readers. Our most recent special issues focused on translation, on collaboration, and on using comics in the classroom to teach creative writing.
Teachers & Writers Magazine is published quarterly and is available by subscription or with a T&W membership.
Ron Padgett’s teaching diary excerpts, 1969-1970 and Esther Rosenfeld on a classroom teacher’s view of T&W.
This issue also includes articles about Teachers & Writers’ 40th Anniversary by Margot Fortunato Galt, Herbert Kohl and Phillip Lopate, Jane LeCroy, Diana Rivera-Bryant, Sam Swope, Meredith Sue Willis, Katherine Koch, Jenny Robinson Hartley, and Mark Statman. Also includes a memorial to Irwin Gonshak.
Amnda Leigh Lichtenstein’s article on teaching invented poetic forms.
This issue also includes Bechtel winner Anna Sopko on writing through trauma with a young student, Bechtel finalist Sarah J. Gardner on meaning and imagination, Bechtel finalist Cheryl Pallant on making a gift of poetry and David Keplinger on translation.
Tributes to Grace Paley by Jan Heller Levi, Susan Karwoska, Galway Kinnell, Herbert Kohl, Nancy Larson Shapiro, Gary Lenhart, Christian McEwen, Mark Statman, and Vera B. Williams
Gabriel Brownstein looking back on a 1970s classroom
Jess DeCourcy Hinds on writing about food
Daniel Godston on 3-D poetry projects
Barbara Flug Colin’s teaching diary