for teens, by teens

Canvas Teen Literary Journal is published quarterly in print, ebook, web, video, and audio formats.

About Writers & Books


Writers & Books is a non-profit literary center in Rochester, NY. For over thirty years we have made it our mission to spread a love of reading and writing to people of all ages and backgrounds. From youth and adult classes in creative writing and the book arts, to author events and community programs, Writers & Books is a creative haven for the literary minded in Western New York. For more information, please visit


At Writers & Books, joy is at the heart of all of our youth-related programs. We support our students in their quest to find their voices and share them. We seek to foster creativity in our youth as well as fine-tune the mechanics of their writing and other literary skills. Being involved in the creative process and the literary arts nurtures important human qualities including observation, critical thinking, imagination, and empathy. Our programs stretch our young people and ask them to grow in all of these areas, requiring risk-taking within a safe environment. We are here to plant the seeds which will continue to grow throughout a lifetime.

© Canvas Literary Journal 2016
Writers & Books
Rochester, NY