A creativity school


In astrology, the ninth house is an open entryway, an introduction to the world. It is the house of philosophy, higher learning, and growth. 

Ninth House is a creativity school with 6- or 8-week poetry after-school classes for children aged 9-14, as well as individualized 1-on-1 courses for all ages throughout the year.



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Janelle Tan is a practicing poet based in Brooklyn. She has classroom experience teaching poetry workshops at Saint Ann’s School, New York University, Boston's GrubStreet, and other experience at The Brearley School.

Her students have won and received honors from the Walt Whitman Birthplace Poetry Contest, the New York Society Library Young Writers Awards, Brooklyn Public Library’s Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize, and the Sarah Mook Poetry Contest. She served as a Juror for the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for three years.

As a poet, she has been published in Poetry, Gulf Coast, Michigan Quarterly Review, and a slew of other journals; received fellowships from Brooklyn Poets and the NYU Global Research Institute; researched docu-poetics on a fellowship in Madrid, Spain. She earned her MFA from NYU, and her BA from Smith College.


hi from Brooklyn, NY!