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.

Wishing everyone a splendid 2020,

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Expressive and preparing for publication

Veterans Writing Workshops free on Fridays in Colorado Springs and select Sundays in Pueblo through the winter

Colorado Book Awards accepting submissions 'til January 6

On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 10:02 AM Julianna Robbins (CalBook) <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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


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
California Library Association
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California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.