Big Class's mission is to cultivate and support the voices of New Orleans' writers ages 6-18 through creative collaborations with schools and communities.


The Fourth Annual Pizza Poetry Project is here! We are now accepting submissions for poems to be published on pizza boxes on April 21, and this year we've added the opportunity to bring a visiting poet to your classroom to teach a guest workshop.

When Big Class's Youth Writing Center opens next year, its storefront will be the New Orleans Haunting Supply Co. The web store is already up, which also features Big Class's student publications. 

Big Class is seeking volunteers to work one-on-one and in small groups with young writers on in-school book projects this Winter and Spring.  To get started, fill out a volunteer application.

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Members of our Ghostwriters Guild create sustainable support to the 1,500 New Orleans youth we serve through our innovative writing programs. Join the Ghostwriters Guild today.


"The days get hard and the queen gets weaker as the beat of the drums beats faster. We wonder to ourselves what is New Orleans? What can we find in a place like this? Can we find love?"

-- from Voodoo by Caiya Anders, Grade 7

Click here to read more Big Class student writing.