What's New At The Block?
a note from our Executive Director
IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Dear Block Family,
Due to the increasing concerns around COVID-19 (CoronaVirus), The Writer's Block will postpone all programming and larger operations until given clear indication that gathering is safe in our community. We understand that while this time is full of uncertainty, we believe that through our collective action, we can see this through and emerge stronger as a people. Please continue to be sensitive to the instructions that are being given by both our government and the CDC to ensure that we play our part in stopping the spread of the virus. Use this time to spend with family, create, dream and enjoy being present. Let's circulate love and not hysteria or fear. We can't wait to see you all when this is over. Stay tuned for updates!
Summer Programming at The Block
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Writer’s Block InK will be transitioning to a digital summer program in which young people will be invited to be part of a virtual project addressing the social ills that plague us even more tremendously during the corona outbreak. Students will use creative arts as a tool through which to explore the impact of the virus on education, poverty, abuse, homelessness and social isolation. Participants will be assembled via Zoom to explore creative arts and workshop their own creations to be presented online at the conclusion of the summer through a YouTube stream to feature their work.
Summer applications are due Monday, June 15.
Click the link below for more information.
Our Programming is made possible with the support of the Perrin Family Foundation, the William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund, Liberty Bank Foundation and the Department of Economic Community Development.
"The Block completely changed my son's life. For so long, he was hiding behind his disability but participating in this program helped him discover his immense creativity. Because of The Block, he is so confident and independent."
-E. Young-Donovan, Parent
"I participate in the Block's programs because they help aid me in becoming a better poet and writer. In addition to this, I believe that Writer's Block Ink is an exceptional organization where I can influence the community and better my creative abilities."