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POETS & WRITERS IS MORE than a magazine. We are a nonprofit organization that puts money directly into the hands of writers who give readings and lead workshops in museums, prisons, homeless shelters, libraries, and senior centers. Your subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine supports the all-important work of cultivating literary activity in urban and rural communities throughout the United States.

Speaking Across Generations
 

The Numbers Behind 
the Intergenerational
Reading 

 
Number of years the
event has been held:
11
   
Number of readers
at this year's event:
30+
   
Age of youngest
reader: 
15
   
Age of oldest
reader: 
93
   

To learn more
and to watch a video 
featuring participants 
in a writing workshop
supported by Poets & 
Writers, visit pw.org
/funding
.

 

 
Regie Cabico                            Teens and seniors read at the eleventh annual Intergenerational Reading.

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Johanna Gillman                       Tyrell Little                                Henrietta Edwards                    Walter Grutchfield

A group of writers gathered at the Barnes & Noble near Union Square in New York City on June 29, 2012, for the eleventh annual Intergenerational Reading. The event brings together teens and seniors from the city who have participated in writing workshops supported by Poets & Writers. Performance poet Regie Cabico served as emcee, providing efficient stage management and hilarious segues as more than thirty writers stepped up to the microphone to share their words. This powerful event, which provides both young and old a rare opportunity to speak directly to one another, is made possible through special support from the Abbey K. Starr Charitable Trust and has become a Poets & Writers tradition. 

Credit: Christopher Smith

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