Thanks, Julianna! We implemented Writers in the Schools, partly based on
California's Poets in the Schools program, for nine years in Colorado. It
is the basis for our Veterans Writing programs. Most culminate in published
anthologies of participant writing. We have developed a resource packet on
how to do the program. Please feel free to contact me if you want to learn
more about it.

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On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 10:02 AM Julianna Robbins (CalBook) <
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> Good morning Centers,
> I was thinking about this yesterday but didn’t share. I think
> organizations like this might exist in each state, to varying degrees. They
> are a nonprofit, supported by the CA Arts Council. I know it’s not the same
> as Letters about Literature, but it seems like a strong statewide
> connection, program that encourages writing and sharing. They work with
> schools, libraries, etc. Even though our CA Center for the Book's Rural
> Libraries Tour targets primarily adults, we do also suggest that librarians
> reach out to high school students and teachers too. Some of the librarians
> have worked with the local coordinators for this program, with good success.
> CA Poets in the Schools
> *About*
> California Poets in the Schools empowers students of all ages throughout
> California to express their creativity, imagination, and intellectual
> curiosity through writing, performing and publishing their own poetry. We
> train and coordinate a multicultural network of published poets, who
> bring their passion and craft to public and private schools, juvenile
> halls, hospitals, libraries and other community settings.
> They also publish an anthology of student work.
> Julianna Robbins
> Program Manager
> *California Center for the Book*
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