Welcome to Edgewood Arts, a 501(c)(3) arts-education organization and writer's workshop
founded by Yale graduates and located in Savannah, Georgia.
In other news, our StoryBoard Program, an after-school creative writing initiative,
has been a big success. Check out some of our student work here! This fall, we are
planning an extensive expansion of the StoryBoard Program. Through incorporating
a new legion of volunteer teachers into our classrooms, we will be triple the number
of students we teach! Click here to help support our efforts.
Watch testimonials from a poetry class for young women at Hubert Middle School.
Edgewood Arts was born when three friends realized that they liked writing and that
they liked learning from each other. They agreed that art could teach us about ourselves
and our fellow humans, it could cultivate compassion, and it could strengthen community.
It could be something important.
So these friends created Edgewood Arts, named after a house on Edgewood Avenue in
New Haven where they first became friends and schemed together: a place where art
and community could be happily and inextricably intertwined.
What We Do
Our mission is twofold:
* To build a residency program in which emerging writers will be able to learn
from each other, hone their craft, and devote themselves to their work.
* To provide arts education for middle school students in our larger community,
the town of Savannah, GA.
How We Do It
Our three directors are currently building an artistic collective of promising young
fiction-writers, poets, and playwrights who will participate in a series of four-month
Artistic Residencies. Unlike other arts residencies – which often place a participating
artist in isolation – the Edgewood Arts Residency Program asks its writers to engage
with each other and, more importantly, with the community at large.
Currently, two resident writers, live and work together with the program’s directors.
The residency program provides structured opportunities for regular feedback, as
well as the mutual inspiration that comes from living together as a community of
Next, Edgewood Art involves this group of writers in the greater context of Savannah.
Through Edgewood Arts’ StoryBoard Program, our directors and resident writers serve
as teachers and workshop leaders in local middle schools.
We are pleased to announce that we have selected our fall resident writers: Eleanor
Liu, Gino Orlandi, and Adeeba Rana! We are thrilled to have these three talented
writers and look forward to working with them over the fall.