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in their own words

I was first introduced to 826 Boston, a non-profit youth writing center, by friends who
are on the board and donate humbly and generously to the organization. They've invited
me as their guest to several fundraising events and this past spring I was asked to design
for the Young Author Book Program, an in-school writing and publishing program
where students learn to skillfully perfect the craft of expository and creative writing.
The writing center is inside the Bigfoot Research Institute where the friendly giant seen
below greets you at the door. Book sales help support free writing programs at 826 Boston.

The 11th graders at O’Bryant High School wrote a collection stories based on modern
myth within culture, identity, family and the supernatural. Also impressive: the foreword
was penned by Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked”. As I was designing and reading
portions of the writings, I came to realize how deeply personal some of the stories were:
instances of suffering loss at an early age, gaining the courage to speak a personal
truth and realizing future aspirations. In some cases, students dispelled myths that
were no longer adequate to their personal growth. They gained confidence, self-esteem,
and the opportunity to become a published author. Quite an accomplishment! To the
folks at the Writer's Room, the pleasure of working on this project has been all mine.

June 2014


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