Newark Writers Festival

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Newark Writing Residency

Writers Theatre sponsors 15-20 residencies in poetry, prose, and playwriting annually in Newark Schools and community-based organizations. Professional writers create flexible hands-on writing and performance programs to match the needs of the school and classrooms.  At the end of the process professional actors are brought in to present staged readings of selected work.

We work annually with three to five centers in Newark facilitating a program that pairs professional writers with seniors to create memoirs and works of poetry. Professional actors perform selected works along with the residents at the end of the sessions.

Newark Writers Festival
The Newark Writers Festival, presented at NJPAC, presents selected writings from Newark residencies. These rehearsed staged readings include professional Newark-based actors and Newark-based musicians.

Newark Project Plus is an innovative summer-school program that pairs academic work with arts programming. For the past four years, Writers Theatre has created flexible writing and performance programs to fit the individual needs of the sites hosting the project.
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