Some of the articles that have featured the D.C. Creative Writing Workshop
The National Inventory of Humanities Organizations, a project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, featured the D.C. Creative Writing Workshop on the NIHO webpage during April-May 2019.
D.C. Creative Writing Workshop wins an arts Dream Grant from the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, August 18, 2017.
Poems by students of the D.C. Creative Writing Workshop published in Capital Cadences, presented by the Junior League of Washington, April 2, 2015.
“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
“Yesterdays 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
Workshop builds a large audience on Instagram/in featured /by admin
While schools are closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Workshop is delivering its lessons online, mostly through Instagram but also via Facebook, texts and emails. Over the months, we have built quite an audience. Come visit us at https://www.instagram.com/secondsnax/.
Distance learning during COVID-19/in featured /by admin
While the schools are closed, the Workshop will continue to provide resources and services online. During the first half of 2020, we did this via email, Facebook and Instagram. We were able to keep our writing community together and connected. Many participated and some excellent poetry was written by our students.
20th Anniversary Gala at Busboys & Poets/in featured /by admin
The D.C. Creative Writing Workshop was formed in early 2000, so 2020 is our 20th anniversary! We held a 20th Anniversary Gala on February 25 at the Anacostia Busboys & Poets. Along with readings and performances from students and Writers-in-Residence, we presented awards to Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White for his longtime support for youth programs and to well-known D.C. poet and arts educator Kenneth Carroll who helped create our program years ago.