WORKER WRITERS SCHOOL
Worker Writers, an institute founded and directed by poet Mark Nowak, organizes and facilitates poetry workshops with global trade unions, workers’ centers, and other progressive labor organizations. These workshops create a space for participants to re-imagine their working lives, nurture new literary voices directly from the global working class, and produce new tactics and imagine new futures for working class social change. Worker Writers has run workshops with organizations as varied as Domestic Workers United (DWU) in New York City, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Port Elizabeth and Pretoria, Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW) in London, and the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (IMWU-NL) in Amsterdam and The Hague. For the past five years, Worker Writers has facilitated annual workshops for the PEN World Voices Festival.
The Worker Writers School facilitates poetry workshops and global poetry dialogues for the teachers and students' families of the schools and nonprofits with which the Ed Factory works and in our Teacher's Institute.