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What's New At The Block?

The Express Lane

This Fall, Writer's Block InK will be hosting TWO programming opportunities. 

Writer's Block InK has teamed up with Waterbury Public Schools to bring our virtual programming to their students. This 4 week course will give WAMS students a safe space to create art and ignite social change with our creative staff.

The Block will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays for youth to come into our space to create and learn about social injustices.  Current Block students are encouraged to attend

For more information regarding the Express Lane, please email

Check out our Zine &

Block Merchandise 

Created by students from The Block Academy for Art & Social Change Summer Series

The Block Zine

The Block is proud to introduce The Zine. 

The Zine is a compilation of students, staff and community artwork.  The Zine is available in print and PDF form. Follow the link to purchase your copy today! 

The Block Merch

This summer, The Block partnered with The Nelson Company for our first ever merchandise site.  All designs were created by students in The Block Academy for Art & Social Change.

Proceeds from merchandise sales go directly to The Block.

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."

-J.C., Student

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