WritersCorps @ Howard Zinn Boook Fair, November 15

Join WriterCorps at our panel discussion at the 2nd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair 2015: A Celebration Of People’s Historyzinn-12x18jpg2-1WC

WritersCorps: Creative Writing as Liberatory Education

San Francisco’s WritersCorps program has been empowering youth through creative writing for 20 years by placing writers in schools, community programs, and juvenile hall for 3-year-long writing residencies. This panel discussion will focus on using creative writing with youth as a liberatory, and even transgressive, educational method.

The panel of three current WritersCorps teaching artists – Sandra Garcia Rivera, Harold Terezón, and Annie Rovzar – will be moderated by WritersCorps training coordinator Minna Dubin. Panelists will discuss techniques they use in their workshops, including how they teach information through interactive, non-traditional practices, ways they honor varying experiences in a group, and how they hold and acknowledge intense emotions in the classroom. We will have some great resources and free merchandise to give away.

Please stop by our WritersCorps information table.

WHAT: WritersCorps: Creative Writing as Liberatory Education

WHEN: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 11am-12pm

LOCATION: James Baldwin Room [panel discussion]

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus

1125 Valencia St, SF

COST: Free and open to the public!

FB Invite: Click here.



Book fair hours: 10am – 6pm

Book fair poster designed by Fernando Marti


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Street Heart: Love Poems to the Mission Murals

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Take a tour of the Mission murals through the eyes of young poets. Our 4th & 5th grade students at Sanchez Elementary worked with WritersCorps teaching artist Annie Rovzar to create this pocket-sized book. In a city and neighborhood increasingly threatened by the cultural erasure that is gentrification, these poems — in conversation with the artworks that inspired them — bear witness to the historical and cultural roots of the Mission. A map is included should you want to take a walking tour of the murals. Available now at our online store and at local businesses.


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