Hot Off the Press

May 28th, 2014 by Admin

2014 Books Each school year we publish the best of our students’ work in special year-end projects. Our latest books, poster series, and more are now being added to our online store. Get them while they’re hot off the press! All proceeds benefit our free student programming.

Thank You to our Words Within the Walls Supporters

May 25th, 2014 by Admin

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Our 30-day Indiegogo campaign is complete! A huge thank you to everyone who supported us in our endeavor to print and send journals to incarcerated youth across the country.

Thank you for donatingĀ and for spreading the word in a myriad of ways. We are truly grateful.

Below is a list of all the folks who donated to the campaign. Also, thank you to all the anonymous donors — you know who you are!

DONORS:

Miguel Abad
Glad Allman
Virginia Barrett
Zachary Bloom
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Elizabeth Boyd
Dinge Bretsen
Ocean Capewell
Cath Casburn
J.P. Chan
S. Charren
Fumiko Chino
Tricia Choi
A&J Chopra
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Carol Maria Daniels
Andrew Decker
Minna Dubin
Murray Dubin
Suzette Duncan
Christopher Fan
Glori Feliciano
Sarah Debra Finley
Erin Gravely
Leah Greenberg
Marla Greenwald
Jessica Henderson
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Michelle Higgins
Emily Hung
Susan Ito
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Susan Clifford Jamroski
Amanda Kaplan
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Rick Kitagawa
Annette Koh
Lisa Ko
Karen Lausa
Franklin C. Lee
Lisa Lee
Stef Liang
Ursula Liang
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Ruth Morgan
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Zoe Mullery
Kimberley Nelson
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Vincent Pan
Andres Rios
Libby Rosof
Brenda Shaughnessy
Margaret Shiffler
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Jessica Silverman
Peggy Simmons
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Lindsey Stone
Robynn Takayama
Judith Tannenbaum
Bonnie Tsui
Will Tupper
Madge Woods
Tyese M. Wortham
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WordStorm – May 14

May 13th, 2014 by Admin

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The school year is going to be over before we know it, which means it’s almost time for WordStorm! Part open mic, part literary fair, WordStorm is our huge end-of-the-year event where our students from all of our sites come together to create, share and inspire each other.

WHAT: WritersCorps WordStorm: A Celebration of New Writing

WHERE: San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (@ Grove)
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room (lower level) for literary carnival
Koret Auditorium (lower level) for reading

WHEN: May 14, 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Literary Carnival (with workshops and activities): 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Student Reading: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

PUBLIC TRANSIT: Muni Lines 5, 19, 21, 43, 49; Civic Center BART and Muni Metro
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Thank you to Rainbow Grocery Cooperative: A Worker Owned Collective for supporting WritersCorps’ student events.

Help Us Send Journals to Youth in Jail

April 8th, 2014 by Admin

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We’re raising funds to send creative writing journals to youth in jails across America. Won’t you join us?

Last spring, we created a journal for our students in juvenile hall called Words Within the Walls. The idea for the journal came about when students asked us for paper to write on during their free time. But as any writer know, it can be hard to get started with a blank page. The journal is full of writing prompts, poems by students, and lined pages and offers ways to spark ideas and encourage creative self-expression. Our first print run was a hit and praised by students and educators alike. Now we’re raising funds to reprint the journal and make it available to youth in lock-up facilities everywhere. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to print 5,000 journals to send them to 35 organizations and juvenile hall schools. Click here to learn more about the journal and to make a pledge. Illustration based on a photo by Katharine Gin

Hiring Teaching Artists – Applications Due May 20

March 20th, 2014 by Admin

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Our annual applications for teaching artists to join our team is now open. We are looking for accomplished writers with at least two years of experience teaching writing to diverse student populations. Writers must be able to commit to our teaching residencies for three years. Applications are due May 20. Learn more here.