WritersCorps: Youth Perspectives

March 30th, 2015 by Admin

In celebration of 20 years of empowering youth through the power of creative writing, we’ve produced a short video that features some of our students sharing their experiences at WritersCorps. Hear them talk about the impact this program has had on their lives.

Some of these students are also featured in our 20th Anniversary poster series in downtown San Francisco. Each poster features a portrait of the student and an excerpt of his or her writing.

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of youth voices!

WritersCorps: 20 Years By The Numbers

March 30th, 2015 by Admin

For two decades strong, WritersCorps has placed professional writers in schools, juvenile hall, community organizations, and libraries across the city, reaching 20,000 young people. Find out fun facts about who we are and what we’ve accomplished with our youth!

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of youth voices!

 

20th Anniversary Videos – Student Profiles

March 20th, 2015 by Admin
In celebration of WritersCorps’ 20th anniversary, we’ve produced short video clips of participants sharing their experiences at WritersCorps. Some of these students are also featured in our 20th Anniversary poster series in downtown San Francisco. Each poster features a portrait of the student and an excerpt of her writing. Click here to see the posters and hear students reading.

 

Meet Jasmin Redwan, WritersCorps participant at Sanchez Elementary School.

 

Meet Samantha Martinez, WritersCorps participant at College Track San Francisco.

 

Meet Helen Jimenez, WritersCorps participant at the San Francisco Public Library.

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. Here’s a map to help you locate each poster. Enjoy!

 

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Jasmin Redwan, age 11, WritersCorps participant at Sanchez Elementary School

 

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Johanna Chicas, age 19, WritersCorps participant at Hilltop School

 

 

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Helen Jimenez, age 13, WritersCorps participant at The San Francisco Public Library

 

 

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Samantha Martinez, age 17, WritersCorps participant at College Track

 

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Jon Michael Macam, age 16, WritersCorps participant at International Studies Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Noah Consul, 15, WritersCorps participant at International Studies Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#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

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