The Writers' Block at BSHS

The Writers' Block at BSHS The Writers' Block, founded in 2003, is the award-winning Literary-Art Magazine of Bay Shore High School in NY. In 2014, TWB instituted an annual contest.
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Congratulations to the winners & placers of our 7th annual contest!!! Come see them read their work at Cyrus Chai & Coff...
01/30/2020

Congratulations to the winners & placers of our 7th annual contest!!!

Come see them read their work at Cyrus Chai & Coffee in Bay Shore on 2/8 at 7:00pm!

Huge thanks to all of our contest readers & to the South Shore Restoration Group for their cash prize sponsorship!!

Acceptance letters for other submissions will be sent out soon & another window for student submissions will be open until Friday 3/20!

Deadline is Friday!! Seize the opportunity!! Submit ASAP!! 🙌🏽
12/03/2019

Deadline is Friday!! Seize the opportunity!! Submit ASAP!! 🙌🏽

Creative Writing Club member Shakira Thompson designed these Club notebooks! Limited supplies available now! We are sell...
11/06/2019

Creative Writing Club member Shakira Thompson designed these Club notebooks! Limited supplies available now! We are selling them at cost, $5.00 each. 🙌🏽 If anyone wants to reserve one, let us know!

All Bay Shore High School students — this year’s writing contest is now.... OPEN!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 submit by 12/6 for possible cas...
10/21/2019

All Bay Shore High School students — this year’s writing contest is now.... OPEN!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 submit by 12/6 for possible cash prize & publication!

***IT’S HERE!!!***Find Mr. Pasca in room 310 (periods 2 & 5-9), room 325 (period 3) or in the English Office (period 1) ...
06/06/2019

***IT’S HERE!!!***

Find Mr. Pasca in room 310 (periods 2 & 5-9), room 325 (period 3) or in the English Office (period 1) for your copy!!

$5 for 1, $8 for 2, $10 for 3!!!

05/21/2019

‪2019 issue now at the printer!! 🙌🏽🎊🎉🎈 @BayShoreHS @BayShoreSD_ELA #wowthatwasalot #writing #writersblock #staytuned #bshs #students #teensrock‬

03/11/2019

***submission deadline is Friday 3/15!****

Don’t pass up this opportunity to see your writing or artwork in print this spring! Submit work to [email protected] 🙌🏽

Open to all Bay Shore High School students!

Massive props to 2018 graduates Natalia Fiore & Akilah Thompson for the job they did editing our award-winning 2018 edit...
02/20/2019

Massive props to 2018 graduates Natalia Fiore & Akilah Thompson for the job they did editing our award-winning 2018 edition! NCTE rated it top 28 in the country out of 358 entrants! 💕🙌🏽🎉🎈Bay Shore School District

The Writers' Block at BSHS's cover photo
02/11/2019

The Writers' Block at BSHS's cover photo

Kudos to the amazing young writers of Bay Shore School District who placed in this year’s high school Writers’ Block wri...
02/11/2019

Kudos to the amazing young writers of Bay Shore School District who placed in this year’s high school Writers’ Block writing contest!! Extra praise to the seven bards who performed their work at Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Company on 2/9 for a packed house! Thanks to BAY SHORE SCHOOLS ARTS EDUCATION FUND for their support of the contest & our district’s students!! 🙌🏽🔥

***congratulations to all those who placed in this year’s contest!!*** we hope to hear everyone read their work & welcom...
01/28/2019

***congratulations to all those who placed in this year’s contest!!*** we hope to hear everyone read their work & welcome families & friends at Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Company on 2/9!!! Many of the writers who did not place will be receiving letters accepting their work to the 2019 volume of The Writers’ Block! Stay tuned! 🙌🏽👍🏽🎉

‪FINAL WEEK to submit to the @bshswriterblock CONTEST!!! Deadline is Friday 11/30! Take a chance, express your truth, sh...
11/26/2018

‪FINAL WEEK to submit to the @bshswriterblock CONTEST!!! Deadline is Friday 11/30! Take a chance, express your truth, share your work with the world! @BayShoreSD_ELA @BayShoreHS @BayShoreSchools #bayshore #bayshorehighschool #bshs ‬

***THE 6TH ANNUAL WRITERS’ BLOCK WRITING CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!***
09/25/2018

***THE 6TH ANNUAL WRITERS’ BLOCK WRITING CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!***

Congrats to Seniors Akilah Thompson & Natalia Fiore for creating an incredible Writers’ Block two years in a row! #amazi...
06/15/2018

Congrats to Seniors Akilah Thompson & Natalia Fiore for creating an incredible Writers’ Block two years in a row! #amazingpeople #neverbeendone keep shining!! 🙌🏽 Bay Shore School District Bay Shore High School new book is still on sale for $5!

The Writers' Block at BSHS
06/06/2018

The Writers' Block at BSHS

‪It’s here!!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽  *Rm. 310* $5‬
06/06/2018

‪It’s here!!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 *Rm. 310* $5‬

06/01/2018

***THE 2018 WRITERS’ BLOCK WILL BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK!!!*** 🙌🏽

Edited By:

Akilah Thompson
Natalia Fiore

Writing By:

Juliana Alber
Jonathan Athing
Pablo Bonilla
Olivia Bradley
Ayushi Brahmbhatt
K’ayla Brooks
Elora Camacho
Charedy M. Caro
Faith De Coteau
Zakkariyya Derrico
Kaitlyn Elmendorf
Conor Farkas
Natalia Fiore
Jaylene Flores
Camryn Garrett
Jack Gartland
Sameen Ghaffar
Sabrina Heron
Molly Kumar
Averanda Leone
Gabi Morales
Louis Mur Bustillos
Alex Newbern
Corrine O’Connor
Christopher Passias
Cassandra Perla
Na-Stacia Perry
Abigail Pizarro
Ava Pocock
Jimmy Reilly
Ananda Shelton
Jayden Shepard
Max Sherman
Ally Sullivan
Akilah Thompson
Shakira Thompson
Kayla Weber

Art& Photography By:

Steven Argueta
Cody Bernard
Pablo Bonilla
Elora Camacho
Charedy M. Caro
Joe Cerabino
Edward De Anda
Sarah Felix-Nunes
Kaylee Ferraro
Natalia Fiore
Asar John
Bunice Knight
Sebastian MacKenzie
Leila Masrour
Caroline Montemurro
Almorin Monserrate
Abigail Pizarro
Drew Robbins
Juliana Salvador
Trent Schwartz
Shakira Thompson
Mallory Vannoni
Kayla Weber

***Get your copy in Room 310. $5 😊

Seniors Natalia Fiore, Conor Farkas & Gabi Morales slayed with Poetry gold on 4/24 at Sachem Library! Thanks to Chris Ni...
04/26/2018

Seniors Natalia Fiore, Conor Farkas & Gabi Morales slayed with Poetry gold on 4/24 at Sachem Library! Thanks to Chris Nicola for the invite & stalwarts of the LI Poetry Community for their support!

FEBRUARY 2018: don’t miss this one time only event featuring fantastic writers from @bayshorehs including @fairyfolly @c...
02/06/2018

FEBRUARY 2018: don’t miss this one time only event featuring fantastic writers from @bayshorehs including @fairyfolly @conor_farkas @tomboy2020 @akilah7440 @gabi.morales @jack.gartland @abby_juba @missykira0911 @suhmean & others! Any $ collected will go to the @bssaef #secondsaturdays #openmic #poetrycommunity #poetry #artsaves #cyruslife #teensrock #writersblock #contestwinners

The Writers' Block at BSHS
02/01/2018

The Writers' Block at BSHS

The Writers' Block at BSHS's cover photo
02/01/2018

The Writers' Block at BSHS's cover photo

***Congratulations to all of our winners & placers!!! Competition was incredible this year and so many pieces that did n...
01/17/2018

***Congratulations to all of our winners & placers!!! Competition was incredible this year and so many pieces that did not place will still be published in our 2018 edition. Please come to Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Company on 2/10/18 at 7:00pm to hear the winning and placing poems and stories!!! New submissions for The Writers’ Block will be accepted until Friday, March 10th!***

01/16/2018

***CONTEST RESULTS TOMORROW, WED. 1/17/18.***

***Proud to announce that the 2017 Writers’ Block has been awarded “First Place w/Special Merit” and “Most Outstanding L...
01/04/2018

***Proud to announce that the 2017 Writers’ Block has been awarded “First Place w/Special Merit” and “Most Outstanding Literary-Art Magazine for schools with enrollment of 1700-2500” by the American Scholastic Press Association!!! Congrats to student editors and current seniors Natalia Fiore & Akilah Thompson for their tireless and top notch work!! Bay Shore School District Bay Shore High School

***deadline in one week: 11/29***Send in your work or encourage someone else to take that leap!! #writeon #artsaveslives
11/22/2017

***deadline in one week: 11/29***
Send in your work or encourage someone else to take that leap!! #writeon #artsaveslives

***THE 2017 WRITERS' BLOCK WRITING CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS*** 4 Categories, 4 Prizes, Public Reading for all who place! Must be Bay Shore High School student! Bay Shore High School Bay Shore School District Deadline is NOVEMBER 29th. See Photo for details.

‪Bay Shore School District family: catch Denice Frohman in Little Theatre TODAY from 8:53-9:32, 12:28-1:07, and 1:11-1:5...
11/20/2017

‪Bay Shore School District family: catch Denice Frohman in Little Theatre TODAY from 8:53-9:32, 12:28-1:07, and 1:11-1:50 for performances & workshop 11:02-12:24. Shout out to BAY SHORE SCHOOLS ARTS EDUCATION FUND for the grant & @BayShoreHS @BayShoreSD_ELA for their support #Poetry #artsinschools #denicefrohman ‬

***THE 2017 WRITERS' BLOCK WRITING CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS*** 4 Categories, 4 Prizes, Public Reading for all...
11/02/2017

***THE 2017 WRITERS' BLOCK WRITING CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS*** 4 Categories, 4 Prizes, Public Reading for all who place! Must be Bay Shore High School student! Bay Shore High School Bay Shore School District Deadline is NOVEMBER 29th. See Photo for details.

09/07/2017

Happy back to school everyone! Any current Bay Shore High School students who did not come to get their copy of The Writers' Block last June, they are available in room 310 for five dollars, with one past issue thrown in for free!! 😊🙌🏽 Bay Shore School District Bay Shore High School

06/23/2017

Thank you to everyone who came by yesterday for a copy! I will be in room 310 until 11:00 today and at 2:00pm in front of auditorium on Monday for those who couldn't make it yesterday!!

The Writers' Block at BSHS
06/21/2017

The Writers' Block at BSHS

**It's OUT** drop by room 310 tomorrow, 6/22, between 10:30-1:30 for a copy. $5 for 114 pages of excellence! Congrats to...
06/21/2017

**It's OUT** drop by room 310 tomorrow, 6/22, between 10:30-1:30 for a copy. $5 for 114 pages of excellence! Congrats to editors & all contributors @bayshorehs @bayshoreschools #writersblock #awardwinner #creativity #teensrock #bshs

06/20/2017

***ATTENTION!!! The 2017 WRITERS' BLOCK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP IN ROOM 310 ON THURSDAY, 6/22, FROM 10:30AM-1:30PM, $5. We apologize for the delay!*** 🙌🏽🙌🏽

02/10/2017

***SUBMISSION PERIOD OPEN UNTIL 3/11*** Please send all photographs, pictures of art, essays, journals, poems, stories and artistic explorations to [email protected]

Thank you to Michael Smith at Greaterbayshore.com for this press: http://greaterbayshore.com/2017/01/26/11304-bay-shores...
02/08/2017
Bay Shore’s ‘The Writers’ Block’ literary-art magazine wins national award

Thank you to Michael Smith at Greaterbayshore.com for this press: http://greaterbayshore.com/2017/01/26/11304-bay-shores-the-writers-block-literary-art-magazine-wins-national-award/ Bay Shore School District GreaterBayShore.com

The 2016 edition of Bay Shore High School’s The Writers’ Block was awarded Most Outstanding Literary-Art Magazine by the American Scholastic Press Association, Bay Shore school official…

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