WiC at a glance

QWF’s Writers in the Community program pairs small groups of young people with a professional writer or literary performance artist who can teach them and, more important, motivate them, to use language to express themselves in productive ways. In each project, a writer-facilitator works with a small group for 10 weeks, teaching them language tools, giving them writing prompts, and ultimately, boosting their self-confidence by showing them that they are capable of producing literary work of value.

Recent projects

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Meet the writer-facilitators

April Ford

Photo credit: Bernardo Fernandez

April Ford is novelist and educator with a passion for helping people tell their truths through creative writing. She has a special interest in working with at-risk youth, adults living with dementia, and other underrepresented populations. Her books include Carousel (novel), Winner of the 2020 International Book Awards – LGBTQ Fiction category; Death Is a Side-Effect (poems); and The Poor Children (stories). She’s the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase.”

Learn more about April: aprilfordauthor.com.

Participation was perfect! All students were engaged.

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Program sponsors

We would also like to express our gratitude to the following sponsors, without whom the Writers in the Community program would not be possible