2015 Site Publications

May 18th, 2015 by Admin

Check out our 2015 WritersCorps publications created by students from Sanchez Elementary School, International Studies Academy, the San Francisco Public Library, College Track-San Francisco, and the Juvenile Justice Center. We unveiled these amazing publications at our 2015 year-end event, WritersCorps WordStorm: A Celebration of Student Writing.

2015 site pub spread

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Poetry map booklet written by students and inspired by murals in the Mission. Teaching artist: Annie Rovzar

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Anthology of student writings that include personal statements, poems, and stories. Teaching artist: Sandra Garcia Rivera

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Activity book with sci-fi stories, and art and writing projects by teens for teens. Teaching artist: Rose Tully

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Chapbook that highlights the struggles and triumphs of being a teen through the lens of How To poems. Teaching artist: Maddy Clifford

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Chapbook with poems that express the emotions, creativity, dreams, and challenges faced by incarcerated youth. Teaching artist: Maddy Clifford

Oasis Postcards

Postcard series created by Oasis For Girls students using metaphor, imagery and hand-lettering to create their unique postcard story. Teaching artist: Rose Tully

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WritersCorps Wordstorm — May 20

May 6th, 2015 by Admin

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Part open mic, part arts and literary fair, WordStorm is our year-end event where students come together to create, share and inspire each other. At WordStorm, we’ll also unveil all the books, albums, films, posters and other projects our students have created throughout the year.

WHATWritersCorps WordStorm: A Celebration of New Writing

WHEN: May 20, 3:30- 6:00 p.m.

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

COST: Free

Visit our Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/WCWordStorm

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

Event photos by Andria Lo

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Poetry Contest Ends May 15

May 1st, 2015 by Admin

******** NEWS UPDATE 5/19/15!

Congrats to our National Poetry Month Contest winners @herbrokenpoetri, @queen_alejacobarruviaz, @chbell22 and thanks to all who participated! Winners receive gift certificates and other special prizes at WritersCorps WordStorm event on May 20 at the San Francisco Public Library.

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We’ve extended our city-wide poetry contest to May 15!

Write an original poem, snap a photo of it, upload, and tag to social media with #WritersCorps20 for your chance to win prizes. Winning poems will be judged on content and originality. All prize winners will be announced at our WordStorm event on May 20, 2015.

Prizes include gift certificates to Jamba Juice, Chipotle, Flax Art & Design, and more!

Need inspiration? Check out your local branch library for WritersCorps interactive poetry walls, posters, and zines with plenty of writing prompts. Participating branches include: Bayview, Excelsoir, Glen Park, Main, West Portal, Ortega, Parkside, Portola, Juvenile Justice Center, and the Tech Mobile. Click here for more info.

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Poem of the Month- Sanchez Elementary

April 30th, 2015 by Admin

Poem of the Month

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Uniendo Nuestras Fuerzas Para Destruir el Mal

by Justin Gonzales, 10; Ronal Lovos, 10; Mario Sanchez, 11; Eric Sanchez, 11

La ciudad está
aterrorizada

Se puede oír edificios explotando
y personas gritando

Estamos pensando,
como podemos ayudar el robot?

Todos estamos asustados

Que crueldad,
que personas sacan
a otras personas de su hogares y comunidades.

Es como quitarle a una rosa sus pétalos

Como un arco íris sin colores
un mundo sin felicidad.

Somos personas y
tenemos derechos a una vida feliz.

Queremos comunidades positivas,
ayudando a uno y a otro.

Nos tiran como perros en la calle,
mientras suplicamos el respeto
entre nosotros y los demás.

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Uniting Our Forces to Destroy the Bad

The city is
terrified

You can hear exploding buildings
and people screaming

We wonder,
how can we help the robot?

Everyone is afraid.

What cruelty,
that people throw
others out of their homes and communities.

It’s like stripping a rose of its petals

Like a rainbow without colors,
a world without happiness.

We are people and
we have rights to a happy life.

We want positive communities
where each helps the other.

They throw us out like dogs in the street
while we beg for our respect.

This poem was written by students at Sanchez Elementary and inspired by a Sirron Norris mural, “Victorian Defender of the Mission.” It will be published in the forthcoming WritersCorps book, StreetHeart: Love Poems to Mission Murals.

#WritersCorps20 Poetry Contest & Zines — April

April 14th, 2015 by Admin

In honor of National Poetry Month, WritersCorps is teaming up with the San Francisco Library for a city-wide poetry contest for the month of April. Write an original poem, snap a photo of it, upload, and tag to social media with #WritersCorps20 for your chance to win prizes!

Need inspiration? Check out your local branch library for WritersCorps interactive poetry walls, posters, and zines with plenty of writing prompts. Participating branches include: Bayview, Excelsoir, Glen Park, Main, West Portal, Ortega, Parkside, Portola, Juvenile Justice Center, and the Tech Mobile. Click here for more info.

Prizes will include gift certificates, books, T-shirts, tote bags and more!

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