Second annual Summer Writing Studio

On August 23 & 24, students convened at Barclay Elementary/Middle school for our second annual Summer Writing Studio! Together, our students and writing tutors spent two days immersed in the world of words. In just two days, we braved Virginia’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake on the third floor of Barclay (first the blackboard rattled, then our […]

Literary magazine launches at Barnes & Noble!

Writers in Baltimore Schools’s literary magazine, Baltimore by Hand, launched May 8th at the Charles Village Barnes & Noble. We celebrated the launch with a reading given by WBS students. Ten students read selections from Baltimore by Hand and new works from WBS workshops.  Copies of Baltimore by Hand are available with a $5 donation […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones works with WBS students

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones spent Tuesday, April 19 with WBS’s high school group, which meets weekly to read Jones’s short fiction. The students then attended Towson University’s inaugural Dr. John Gissendanner Memorial Lecture Series, where Jones read from his collection All Aunt Hagar’s Children. Here are some photos from the workshops with Jones.

WBS featured in Johns Hopkins News-Letter Magazine

Writers in Baltimore Schools was featured in the Johns Hopkins News-Letter, the school’s student-run newspaper. Text of the article below, as the article is not yet available online. Writers in Baltimore Program allows JHU students to be teachers By Florence Lau Your Weekend Editor When Patrice Hutton graduated from Hopkins in 2008, unlike many of […]

Parallel Octave collaboration kicks off National Poetry Month

Last week, WBS launched a partnership with Parallel Octave, a Baltimore based improvising chorus. Parallel Octave director Dara Weinburg and group members visited WBS’s 7th grade workshop at Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School. The workshop taught students about the the role of the Greek chorus in theater and discussed modern uses of the chorus in literature. […]