Tools

Below are tools that we have designed to help you accomplish our mission and vision. These tools will give you the information to create and maintain a WIR cohort as well as facilitate and manage a creative writing workshop at your local juvenile detention center.


Writers in Residence Handbook:

Our Handbook is the most comprehensive development tool for student leaders and full-time faculty/staff that want to get involved with our organization because it explains in three sections how to:

  1. Facilitate creative writing workshops at your local juvenile detention center;
  2. Foster a genuine, long-lasting relationship with the residents, and;
  3. Free the residents’ voices.

Writers in Residence Curriculum – 2018:

We provide our cohorts with curriculum for a single semester. We also diversify our curriculum with classic and modern genres written by authors from various demographics to represent and expose the residents to multiple perspectives.


Writers in Residence Surveys:

We believe in data driving our decision-making processes because we want to provide the residents with the highest quality of creative writing workshops. Our surveys give us feedback from the residents about their reception and experience during the creative writing workshop and if we should change any of the creative writing works and prompts, student volunteers, and methods.


“Yes, everything speaks for itself. If given an assignment I just do it.

You guys opened my mind more.”

– A Resident at Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correction Facility
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