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For press inquiries, please contact our Executive Director, Nancy Schwalb, at (202) 445-4280. If you'd like join our media list and receive our press releases and news advisories, please send an email with your contact information to nschwalb@dccww.org.

Photo spread of our play, Lysistrata 2K5: Sistas on Strike in the Washington Post, June 2, 2005


"Is poetry dead? Or, in the age of the Internet, does it offer us what nothing else can?" by Lauren Wilcox, Washington Post Magazine, January 15, 2012

“D.C. Students Recast 'Our Town' for the Big City” by Bill Turque, Washington Post, June 12, 2010

“DCPS Student Work Published in Parkmont Poetry Festival Booklet,” DCPS School News, May 13, 2010

“Hart Middle School Literary Magazine Dedicates Spring Edition to Late Dean of Students,” DCPS School News, May 11, 2010

“Writing Workshop Changes Students: Participants Draw Power From Words” by Moira E. McLaughlin, Washington Post, June 5, 2008

"Illiteracy and Poverty Go Hand in Hand" by Matt Siemer, Street Sense, March 10, 2008

"Annual Poetry Slam at Ballou High School," East of the River News, June 2007

"East of the River: Crossing Borders through Poetry in Middle Schools" by Nancy Schwalb, English Journal, September 2006

"For the Love Of Ballou: 2 Scholar-Athletes Made a Private Pact: To Nurture Hope at a Troubled School" by V. Dion Haynes, Washington Post, June 23, 2006

"Yesterday's Drama – and Today's: Students Update and Perform a 2,500-Year-Old Greek Tragedy" by Clarence Williams, Washington Post, May 30, 2006

"Hartworks Literary Magazine: Creatively Expressing the Voice of Youth" by Khadijah Ali-Coleman, East of the River News, February 2006

"An Ancient Story of War, Updated by D.C. Students," Washington Post, June 2, 2005

"Teachers, students compete in poetry slam" by Denise Barnes, Washington Times, May 2005

“Teen poet slams opponents: War of words fought in Kay” by Blair Payne, American University Eagle, March 3, 2005

"Writing Workshop" by Eliza Barclay, East of the River News, July 2004

"Student Poets Reach Within" by Judith Havemann, Washington Post, May 20, 2004

"A Slammin' Book Festival Lineup" by Mary Quattlebaum, Washington Post, September 14, 2001

"Slamming poetry" by Sally Acharya, American University Eagle, March 20, 2001

"Adversity and Verse" by Kevin Merida, Washington Post Magazine, March 11, 2001

"Washington Journal: Hope Rises in Real-Life Washington" by Francis X. Clines, New York Times, December 24, 2000

"Speak, Children" by Colbert I. King, Washington Post, July 17, 1999

"Poetry at 30 Paces; In Competition With the Pros, Young Versifiers Show Their Rhyme Has Come" by Lonnae O'Neal Parker, Washington Post, May 17, 1999

"Voices & Verses" by John P. Martin, WashingtonPost.com, January 1999

"Writers Who Could Be Teachers" by Robert Pinsky, New York Times, June 29, 1998

"Def Slam" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Washington City Paper,
May 8, 1998

"It’s a Slam Jam, Ma’am, and That Should Be Poetry, Hear?"
by James Warren, Chicago Tribune, April 26, 1998

"Mrs. Clinton's Poetry Lesson; At Johnson Junior High, a Two-Way Learning Experience" by Elizabeth Kastor, Washington Post, April 23, 1998

"When Poetry Means Much More Than Lovely Rhyme" by Francis X. Clines, New York Times, December 27, 1997

"Ode and Young; At Workshop, Students Discover Poetry and Themselves" by Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post, May 19, 1996

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Contact us at info@dccww.org or call Executive Director Nancy Schwalb at 202-445-4280.