Writing Portfolio

Today (12/16) is NYC Submission Deadline

NYC Educators and Students, Tomorrow December 16th is the deadline for submissions. Student work must be uploaded by 11:59 pm. SUBMISSION FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 16th. The best way to ensure that a submission form is postmarked is to personally visit a post office and hand deliver your envelope to a window agent and request that […]

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Teen Poet Open Mic Tomorrow (8/5) at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Calling all NYC teen poets: READ.WRITE.NOW! Writopia Lab in NYC is hosting an open mic for teen poets at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café tomorrow evening (August 5th) from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to try out that new poem you’ve been working on this summer, while working the same stage graced by […]

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Everyone

On behalf of the Scholastic Awards 2014, I would like to thank everyone who sent in work to be judged. There were so many submissions, and we made a great effort to recognize everyone we could. We are looking forward to seeing our award recipients at our Award Ceremony coming up soon. Please remember to […]

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Writing Portfolio- Karen Zheng Age 17, Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, Gold Key

Supposedly these animals came from the circus If you close your eyes you can imagine them dancing Now open your mind and approach the beast and touch its wild trunk It’s not what you expected rough and hairy when all you’re used to is New York smooth city Try to look in her soft brown […]

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Writing Portfolio- Karen Zheng Age 17, Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, Gold Key

I am from the gray heavens of Lima and the red dirt of Independencia a part of a whole trying to fill holes-but what do I know? apples lipsticked red from constant nourishment, and mountains purple in majesty, and all their unwant I am from forty minutes a day in Spanish class flipping through Exprésate, […]

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Writing Portfolio- Karen Zheng Age 17, Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, Gold Key

Pull the PVC blinds shut over the sliding glass door and the casement window. Walk three steps, turn away from the vanity—that’s to your right—and fold the blanket back before stepping up onto the bed. Your mother accuses you of thinning her blanket when you sit on it. She doesn’t know you do this. Watch […]

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