20th Anniversary Posters

February 18th, 2015 by Admin

In celebration of WritersCorps’ 20th anniversary, we’ve produced posters that will be displayed in downtown San Francisco from March to May. Each poster features a portrait of a WritersCorps participant and an excerpt of his or her writing. Click below to hear the youth reading.

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#WritersCorps20

February 17th, 2015 by Admin
20thanniv_logo-final_web_colorFor two decades strong, WritersCorps has placed professional writers in schools and community programs across the city, reaching 20,000 young people. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of youth voices! Events are free and open to the public. 

 

March 26: WritersCorps Live at the CJMNoViolet 600x800
WritersCorps youth and teaching artists share the stage with ManBooker Prize-nominated author NoViolet Bulawayo for an inspiring evening of multi-generational readings, video and performances. 

Contemporary Jewish Museum, 6:30 p.m. More info here.

 

April: WritersCorps 20th Anniversary Kiosks
In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, we celebrate National Poetry Month this April with interactive 20th Anniversary Kiosks that invite patrons to create live poetry installations. Participating branches include Main, Bayview, West Portal, Excelsior, Glen Park, Ortega and the Tech Mobile. More info here.

 

May 20: WritersCorps WordStorm: A Celebration of New Writing2014 Wordstorm3
Part open mic, part literary fair, WordStorm is our year-end event where students come together to create, share and inspire each other.

San Francisco Main Public Library, 3:30 p.m. More info here.

 

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Look for our posters downtown featuring portraits and writing by WritersCorps participants.

Click here for a sneak preview!

Stay connected! #WritersCorps20

Patxi’s Fundraiser — February 23

February 16th, 2015 by Admin

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PatxisEat pizza for a cause! We’re excited to announce that we will have a Paxti’s Pizza Fundraising Day on Monday, February 23. As part of Patxi’s 52 Weeks of Giving program, Patxi’s will donate 10% of their total sales to WritersCorps that day at their Hayes Valley location (511 Hayes Street, between Laguna and Octavia, 415-558-9991).

Dine in at the restaurant, book catering for a meeting, or order take-out. You can even order a half-baked pizza or pick up a gift card to enjoy another time. Order here!

WritersCorps at Oasis For Girls – Apply by January 30

January 21st, 2015 by Admin

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Interested in writing and art? Join WritersCorps after school at Oasis For Girls this spring.

Program dates are February 17th to April 4th and take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30- 6:30 pm, and also on some Saturdays and over spring break. The program is open to girls ages 14 to 17. Participants will receive a stipend (ranging from from $300 to $500). Deadline is Friday, January 30th by 5pm.

This is not a drop-in program so please make sure you can attend the entire session. Click here for more information and to apply.

Space Menu at SFPL – February 2

January 20th, 2015 by Admin

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Join us at Space Menu: An Imaginary, Interplanetary Feast! presented by WritersCorps participants at the San Francisco Main Public Library. Experience a fun-filled event full of literary activities created by and for youth. Find out more about the collective giant robot that spews a space-themed menu full of poetic descriptions. For ages 6 and up.

Click here for more information on the San Francisco Public Library’s site.

WHEN: Monday, February 2, 2015, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (@ Grove), Atrium

COST: FREE

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

Images from the event:

2015 SFPL Space Menu

 

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