Writers Block Ink Igniting Social Change On The Page & Stage


General Operating Hours:    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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860-44 BLOCK
12 Masonic Street
 New London, CT 06320

Our Mission

To arm young voices with the power of pen and prose, reinforcing teamwork, accountability, and responsibility; igniting social change on the page and stage.

About The Block

The Writers Block InK was started in 2003 as a 501c3 non-profit organization to encourage youth to use writing and performance as tools to address personal and social challenges on the community stage. Students create original productions which explore critical themes and issues.



The ACE Awards: Arts~Community~Excellence


ACE Awards in 2014:

For more than a decade, The Writer’s Block, Ink has encouraged and inspired youth from Southeastern Connecticut to use writing and performing arts as tools for addressing personal and social challenges. By focusing creative talents on social issues—ranging from peer pressure, bullying, and domestic violence--- to racism, suicide, genocide, and slavery… Block students use the page and the stage to ignite the call and spread awareness for positive change in their lives and communities.

We presented A.C.E awards for leadership in Arts, Community, and Excellence to many community partners and sponsors who have made our mission possible.  



TCORS Attorneys: Tom Riley • Bill Sweeney • Bob Tobin   

Xplore Productions: Dan Carey   

Safe Futures: Kris Wraight

FRESH New London: Arthur Lerner

Hearing Youth Voices/New London Youth Affairs: Laura Burfoot

Higher Edge: Chris Soto 

US Coast Guard Academy: CDR Anna Hickey

How2Design: Noemi Kearns

Connecticut College: Tracee Reiser

Garde Arts Center: Jeanne & Steve Sigel

New London Public Schools: Val Tamano

CT Landmarks: Sheryl Hack, Aileen Novack, Barbara Nagy

The Drop In Learning Center: Reona Dyess

Eugene O'Neill Theatre: Preston Whiteway & Jill Anderson

I.S.A.A.C: Migdalia Salas & Gina Fafard

NLCCC: Tony Mollica

New London Youth Talent Show: Anthony Nolan

Glenn Goettler • Richard Hews • Kenneth Kitchings • Michael Bradford • Lisa Giordano • Melanie Greenhouse • Dexter Singleton • Alice Fitzpatrick • Mirna Martinez • Susan Connolly, Esq. • Jessica Hill • Andrea Messenger • Lonnie Braxton II, Esq. • Dr. Grace Jones • Dr. John LaMatina • Brian Oliver • Dr. Michelle Dunlap  • Lottie B. Scott • Owen McKenzie • Adriane Jefferson • Attallah Sheppard • Maya Sheppard • Frank Colmenares • Raymond Edwards Jr. • Morgan J Penn (Dec 15 1985 - Sept 19 2011) • Shawn Rucker • Lernin Santos • Theresa Broach • Dr. Karin Edwards • Dr. Shelley Ann des Etages • Shonrael Lanier • Serinol Lowman • Ian Williams • Jackie Bagwell • Christine Haase* • Dianne Kent • Dr. Govind Menon • Nicholas Fortson • Jodi Kelly • Alissa Mebus* • Tina McCurdy •  Hazel Richardson • Ian C. Thomas Ron BastineSyeeda BriddellCalan Bryant • Lillian Cooke • Adrian Gardner Jaime Guzman • Jameela Jones • Gabriel Kastel • Monica Lasenberry • Camilla Ross • Steven Wilson • Kirshon Augmon • Noah Jenkins • Olivia Jenkins • Jalen SampeurRafiq Taylor • Juanita Wilbur • Isaiah General • Shayla Goode • Emily PrattsAriana SampeurKyanna Stackley • Zachary Ackart • Naomi Jones • Clara Pratts • Derrick Silvan • The Generals • The Sheppards • The Taylors

The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund • Pfizer, Inc •The Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut