Writing Our Lives provides Syracuse area youth with creative opportunities to write, create, produce, and share their stories. The program takes multiple formats, including after-school writing programs, summer writing institutes, book clubs, digital composing programs, theatrical performances, and an annual youth writing conference.
Professor Marcelle Haddix also engages faculty and staff from across the School of Education and Syracuse University to present and facilitate workshops, as well as both undergraduate and graduate students.
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The Writing Our Lives Community Engagement Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a community engaged teaching artist to develop and facilitate youth literacy and arts programming. This fellowship bridges creative teaching and community collaboration within the dynamic environment of Central New York. It provides an opportunity for teaching artists from an array of disciplines to explore cross-disciplinary programming that cultivates writing and literacy spaces for youth within and beyond school communities.
Fellows work directly with and under the leadership of Professor Marcelle Haddix, founder of the Writing Our Lives youth writing project.
Applicants must reside within or in close proximity of Syracuse, NY. Applicants must identify as a literary artist or writer, have strong interest in community engagement, and make a case for how the fellowship and participation in the Writing Our Lives program would promote transformative artistic, teaching, and professional growth.
For more information, contact Professor Marcelle Haddix.