Missoula Writing Collaborative

The Missoula Writing Collaborative teaches literary competence, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and artistic joy through creative writing.

We place writers in school classrooms, after-school programs, youth homes and other venues to show young people the power of words and help them find their voices as writers. We are a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to reaching the underserved members of our society.

Each year we teach over 1500 kids to love to write.

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"Writing is a grip on existence, an empowerment, and a way to listen to the inner truth of the self." — Sheryl Noethe
from Poetry Everywhere: Teaching Poetry Writing in School and Community by Jack Collum and Sheryl Noethe.

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Each week we feature a poem written by poetry students in schools in Missoula, Lolo, Florence, Bonner, Potomac, Ovando, Seeley-Lake, and on the Flathead Reservation of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, from one-room schoolhouses to multi-classroom schools. Our students rock!"
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