Writers in Communities


The Writers in Communities (WIC) program sends published, professional writers into schools, institutions, and other community settings to work alongside students of all ages and abilities. While in residence, the writers and their students create dynamic creative writing projects that challenge, celebrate, inspire and enlighten. Our innovative programs have been recognized by The New York Times and San Antonio Express-News, among others.

WIC hires working writers who are also excellent teachers of writing. By providing ongoing support and professional development to our WIC instructors, we build a strong sense of teamwork among WIC faculty—encouraging them to share their challenges, discoveries and best practices. We also provide them with the opportunity to study with nationally known writers such as Denise Chavez, Barbara Jane Reyes, Laura Kasischke, Robert Flynn and others. The end result is that WIC workshops are always of high artistic quality, making them highly effective at promoting a lifelong engagement with reading and writing.

Download the WIC brochure

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Follow this link https://soundcloud.com/gemini-ink/sets/alpha-home to listen to poems produced in a Writers in Communities workshop at Alpha Home, a Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center in San Antonio for mothers and women in recovery.

Thank you to Alpha Home for this collaboration—and to Erica De La Rosa, and Clint Taylor—our Writers in Residence on this project.

Learn more about Alpha Home at www.alphahome.org/

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Gracias to all Writers in Communities faculty who took part in our annual WIC training last Saturday. Thanks for all your support and all the work that you do!

 

 

…and to Xavier Garza ‏who created this lovely poster for the students. We hope you’re having a lovely reading summer!

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