WritersCorps WordStorm 2016 – May 2

8_5x11_flyer_WS_2016 CPart literary carnival, part open mic, WordStorm is our year-end celebration of all the amazing work our students have done over the past year. At this event, youth will share their inspiring work, have fun, and rock the mic!

Students of all ages are invited to craft, write, and share their year-end work with one another in a fun, pizza-filled event.

WHATWritersCorps WordStorm: A Celebration of New Writing

WHERE: San Francisco Main Public Library, Lower Level
100 Larkin Street at Grove Street

WHEN: May 2, 3:315- 6:00 p.m.
3:15 – 4:45 p.m. - Workshops and activities @ Latino Hispanic Room
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. - Open Mic @ Koret Auditorium

COST: Free!

Visit our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/547369672110192/

PUBLIC TRANSIT: Muni Lines 5, 19, 21, 43, 49; Civic Center BART and Muni Metro

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WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence grant

WC grant photo_DowntownHS_photo by Seng Chen


Dear WritersCorps Community,

The WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence  grant application and guidelines are now posted on the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) website.

About the WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence grant

The WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence (WCTAIR) grant is a three year grant, renewed annually, that provides support to individual teaching artists to offer free, long-term, in-depth literacy–focused arts workshops to youth at San Francisco community sites. Sites may include in-school or after-school classes and must include complementary programming with a neighborhood branch of the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL). The communities prioritized by the grant may include, but are not limited to, youth who are low-income, impacted by the justice system, pregnant or parenting teens, and/or English language learners.

The WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence (WCTAIR) grant will support teaching artists with a proven track record of working with the proposed youth population to deliver high quality programming. The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) will provide a multiyear grant award to cultivate a deep collaboration between a literary teaching artist and a community-based organization or school. The SFAC will provide technical assistance and professional development for the teaching artist. These activities will include periodic meetings with the grantee cohort and occasional learning institutes for mutual support and shared learning. The grant prioritizes funding for teaching artists with experience to be effective in the community they propose to serve.

Click here to read more about the WCTAIR grant and download the FY2016-2017 WritersCorps Application & Guidelines.

Click here to read more about the WCTAIR grant technical assistance workshops available in April and May 2016.

Click here to read SFAC’s letter to the community about WritersCorps changing from a direct service program to a teaching artist grants program.

Applications are due via email to sfac.grants@sfgov.org by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016.

For specific questions about the WCTAIR grant, contact Community Investments Program Officer Liz Ozol at liz.ozol@sfgov.org or 415-252-2231.

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WritersCorps was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Learn more about the award and hear the First Lady speak about the importance of arts education.