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NAWE is pleased to be making a selection of the Teachers & Writers booklist available in the UK. The Teachers & Writers Collaborative is based in New York and has an impressive publications programme, publishing educational books that emerge from creative writers working side by side with teachers in the classroom. All titles listed are available at a £1 discount for NAWE members and can be purchased online.


Classics in the Classroom presents fascinating strategies for using great literature to inspire imaginative writing. The literature discussed in this volume includes myths, epics, lyric poems, plays, stories, and novels, from ancient Sumeria, Greece, Rome, and Persia, and from Europe, Japan, Africa, and the United States. Read more...

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If you or your students dread the process of revision, this book will prove transformative. Meredith Sue Willis offers a wide array of specific revision exercises for fiction and nonfiction.  Read more...


The 72 informal essays in Educating the Imagination were selected from the very best articles in Teachers & Writers Magazine over the past 17 years. 2 volume set Read more...


Illuminations is a dazzling behind-the-scenes look at the art of writing, with 55 thought-provoking passages by great writers from around the world and throughout history. Read more...

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In Like It Was, Cynthia Stokes Brown (a recipient of the American Book Award) offers clear, helpful advice on every step of the oral history process: using the tape recorder; conducting and transcribing the interview; editing the manuscript; writing from multiple narratives; and presenting the results. Read more...


In Listener in the Snow, Mark Statman presents practical ideas and assignments to help students reach beyond what they've already been doing. Read more...

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In this popular book, 18 creative writers describe their single best writing assignment, the one that never fails to inspire their students to tell and dramatize stories, to write autobiographical pieces, fiction, poetry, and plays, or to become interested in wordplay and oral history. Read more...

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The two volumes of Origins present a new way to get students excited about language: introducing them to the fascination of word origins. Read more...

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Playmaking is an award-winning step-by-step account of teaching children to write, direct, and perform their own plays--as staged readings, videotapes, radio plays, and full stage productions. Read more...

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Dave Morice's Poetry Comics offers literary mavens and students alike a look at the canon in a new and hilarious light. Read more...

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Poetry Everywhere
The dazzling new edition of this “tremendously valuable resource” (Kliatt) contains 65 writing exercises and more than 400 example poems.  Read more...

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In Sing the Sun Up, 20 writers present new and exciting ways to motivate students to write imaginatively, inspired by African American poetry, prose, and drama. Read more...

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The Art of Science Writing features innovative advice about science writing, as well as inspiring examples from Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall, Stephen Jay Gould, and others. Read more...

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The Dictionary of Wordplay is the first dictionary of wordplay, ever. The more than 1,234 entries in Morice's Dictionary range from the acrostic and the Exquisite Corpse to palindromes, spoonerisms, and anagrams. Read more...

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The list poem is one of the simplest ways for beginners to approach the writing of free verse poetry. Larry Fagin's seminal guide defines list poetry, traces its lineage from ancient times, offers writing ideas and teaching advice for list poems, and presents more than 200 examples by adults and children. Read more...

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he Nearness of You is a guide to adapting the Internet to the writing classroom. Twenty-four educators discuss dynamic and inventive applications of interactive technologies and online publishing. Read more...

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In The Writing Workshop, Alan Ziegler offers teachers and aspiring writers strategies for developing constructive workshop environments. Read more...

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Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts.

T&W also publishes Teachers & Writers, an award-winning quarterly magazine on teaching writing; and sponsors the annual Bechtel Prize to honor an exemplary article about writing or teaching. http://www.twc.org