Our young readers and writers come from a variety of diverse backgrounds, yet they all have one thing in common-an appreciation of the world around them. Their passion for learning about the world, and for actively and openly discussing tough societal issues, is what sets them apart. Whether it's taking a topic and spinning it into a slam poem, performing it in front of hundreds of others, or simply reading a controversial text and having an honest discussion with their peers, these students are setting themselves up to be contributing members of society who can appreciate multiple points of view. They can only benefit from more exposure to those who write and work in the "real world."
The Write On Fest will afford our students the opportunity to celebrate the writing of all genres, including their own. During the festival, published authors will speak, hold workshops, and meet with our young writers to incite enthusiasm for their own writing and to help hone skills. In addition to professional speakers, the day-long festival will also feature works and performances by student writers and artists.
Exposure to various art forms will help our students develop a greater understanding of the world around them, and for many of them, it can open up opportunities not previously realized.
Students will have the chance to see various points of view and to actively engage in discussions regarding many of today's societal issues. Our hopes are that this experience will impact our young minds and will be remembered for years to come. Thank you for your time and consideration for supporting this unique event.
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