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All Write!

Our adult literacy program All Write! fosters a unique and inspirational learning experience.  This multifaceted program offers: exposure to great literature, an exciting and bonding theater experience, alternative and creative strategies for engaging with challenging fiction and poetry, and a way to propel students to enthusiastically write their own.  

All Write Teachers Guide Download the All Write! Teachers Resource Guide & Stories (password required)

Free of charge to Adult Literacy and ESOL classes from around the city, the program is modeled on Selected Shorts and takes advantage of our experience with literature-in-performance to create a dynamic learning environment for adults, empowering them with the experience of having their own creative work read aloud on stage, increasing their access to literature and culture and promoting understanding and tolerance among New Yorkers from diverse life experiences.

At the first program, students listen to a specially tailored program of poetry and stories read by well-known actors. The students are then invited to submit creative work of their own, developed over several months in their classes using curriculum materials provided by the All Write! program. At the second performance, the same actors return to read selected students’ work, a deeply moving, joyous and empowering event. Each student receives a book in which his or her work has been published and all teachers participate in professional development workshops led by All Write! staff. 

You can make a secure contribution online to help keep our education programs growing and thriving: Donate Now

You can also send a check or your credit card information to Development Office, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 or call 212.864.1414 x286.

Your contribution will be fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Performance 1: January 30, 2014, at 11am and 7pm

Performance 2: May 8, 2014, at 11am and May 22, 2014 at 7pm

For more information about All Write! please contact Madeline Cohen, Education Director at 212.864.1414 x221 or

Read works by past All Write! participants here. And learn more about the history of the All Write! program in this short video: