For Teachers

Welcome to the section of this website that focuses on the work of our teaching artists. Whether you’re a teaching artist yourself, a classroom teacher, a community program director, a parent, a young poet, or someone simply curious about the work of sharing writing with young people, please explore the information we’ve gathered here.

WritersCorps teaching artists are independent at their sites, and are also part of a group that meets often. Trainings and meetings allow our teachers to support — and share with — each other. Click on Training to find out more about the history of the field by former WritersCorps training coordinator, Judith Tannenbaum.

Our teachers create their own lessons and curricula, and there are many opportunities to share these with each other. To see some of these lessons, some of them taken from our book “Jump Write In!,” please click on Lessons.

Many of our teaching artists write memoirs at the end of the program year. To read some of these, please click on Memoirs.

And, if you want to apply to become a WritersCorps teaching artist or have any questions, please e-mail  hello [at] writerscorps [dot] org or call 415-252-2221.

Jump Write In!


At last, a collection of lesson plans created by WritersCorps, now available from Jossey-Bass. Jump Write In! represents more than 10 years of creative writing exercises developed by our teachers with great model poems by WritersCorps youth.

See the Table of Contents
Read a sample chapter: Icebreakers and Opening Games
Buy it now: WritersCorps Store


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