Creative Writers Corps
Started in the fall of 2013, the Creative Writers Corps is made up of dedicated Franklin & Marshall student interns who lead creative writing workshops for elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the Lancaster community. Interns develop their own lesson plans to introduce their students to the world of writing, encouraging them to come up with a body of work they can share with their peers and families at the end of the year. Lessons include workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, each created by the Franklin & Marshall interns for their individual classes. Members of the Corps have gone on to get degrees in teaching and creative writing, work for Teach for America and City Year, and to establish volunteer programs of their own.
Each semester, CWC students lead workshops after school in 4-6 schools and community centers, including Fulton, Ross, Burrowes, Wharton, and Martin Elementary and Reynolds Community School, as well as The Mix at Arbor Place, Bright Side Opportunities Center, and the North Museum.