Jan 08

Thank you, thank you, thank you

What a wonderful day it was Friday as so many many people participated in VERMONT WRITES DAY!

The day was Young Writers Project's annual day of honoring writing, a day when people of all ages in Vermont (and our friends around the country) took just seven minutes (or more) to write to any of seven fun prompts, including 4Photos (above). Or they picked "General" and wrote about their own ideas. 

Many schools participated and principals, teachers, teachers' aides, visitors also jumped in. Many schools reported that their entire school participated and also took time out to share what had been written.

We could ask for nothing more to show the importance of writing and the fun of writing.
Nov 10

See Winter Tales this week

Twelve YWP poems and stories will be presented at WINTER TALES until Dec. 16 by Vermont Stage at Main Street Landing Black Box Theatre, 60 Lake Street, 3rd Floor, Burlington, VT. Read on for the winning submissions. Click here for tickets.
Sep 25

Anthology 9 Celebration!

Front cover art by Neelie Markley
Join YWP as we honor the young writers and artists who are published in Anthology 9!

All are welcome!

Sunday, Oct. 14, 5-7 pm
Maglianero Cafe
47 Maple Street, Burlington, VT
Sep 22

The YWP story

Sep 20

The Voice - Fall 2018



Young Writers Project proudly presents The Voice! 
 
Aug 20

Final SoundCheck tonight!

SOUNDCHECK - YWP's Voices for Change Writing Workshop and Open Mic
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 6-8 PM
THEME: SOCIAL JUSTICE!
Aug 20

YWP Events 2019

Illustration by Alexa Dally
 
Young Writers Project creates a community both online and in person. Throughout the year we fire up poetry slams, writing workshops and other events so that members of the Young Writers Project community can meet, have fun and explore the power of writing.

As the school year winds down now, YWP starts thinking, "What can we do next year?"

If you have any ideas for a Writing on the Roof workshop on a Saturday morning at the Karma Bird House or a Voices for Change open mic that you would like to lead, let us know! We're open to all ideas!  Contact Susan Reid at YWP: [email protected]; (802) 324-9538


 
Aug 16

The Voice - August 2018



Special Summer of Stories issue! Enjoy!


 
Aug 02

Today's Tiny Write

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about my future.
It makes me sad that it doesn't involve 
the places, the people, the ideas
that it once did.
- k.daigle

Add your tiny write to Tiny Writes, here (or in top menu under Write). See highlights here.
Jul 17

The Voice - July 2018

Jun 04

The Voice - June 2018



A TRIBUTE to MGMC (& all about Voices for Change!)


 
May 11

Voices for Change -- Play it again!

Part I: MGMC Welcome poems; Forum on Youth Activism led by Rebecca Haslam; (at 1:30) Amir Sulaiman workshop -- how he writes poetry or The Two Pillars: Sincerity and Beauty



Part II: Open Mic; (at 1:03) Amir Sulaiman performs

Voices for Change was an amazingly powerful event! Thank you all -- all poets, all listeners, our featured slam poet Amir Sulaiman, Muslim Girls Making Change and Beata Tsosie-Peña of Tewa Women United, the youth forum panelists, the brave and brilliant writers at the open mic, the samosa makers, our generous sponsors... More on this later, but to everyone who participated in any way, thank you! Friday, May 11 at Contois Auditorium will always be in our hearts as one of the best YWP events ever! Maybe THE best ... 
 
May 09

Voices for Change gets shine in Seven Days

YWP's Voices for Change got a nice write-up this week in Seven Days. Click here to see it.

We hope as many of you as possible will come, Friday, May 11 at Burlington City Hall -- Contois Auditorium. The lineup:
  • 4 p.m. Welcome and new poems by Muslim Girls Making Change
  • 4:15 p.m. Forum with six youth activists talking about racial justice, gender rights, poverty, disabilities, feminism and immigration.
  • 5:15 p.m. Workshop with the amazing slam poet, Amir Sulaiman
  • 6:15 p.m. Free Dinner (pizza and more)
  • 7 p.m. Open Mic (with several featured artists)
  • 8 p.m. Performance by Amir Sulaiman. (Don't miss this!)
Everything free! (Donations will be welcome!)
All are wecome to attend.
 
Apr 23

The Voice - April/May 2018



Enjoy this beautiful issue of The Voice! 

 
Mar 19

The Voice -- March 2018



WHAT DO YOU THINK? Please click "read more" and put a comment on the side. THANKS. Your reactions are important. Be heard.
Mar 19

The Voice -- March 2018

 The Voice -- February 2018
 


 

WHAT DO YOU THINK? We need you to comment and tell us what you think of this month's magazine. THANKS. Just comment on the side.


 

March 16-- SoundCheck in Burlington


Mark MARCH 16 on your calendars. YWP's monthly pizza/workshop/open mic at Burlington City Arts -- was again postponed because of snow -- and will focus on gun violence, school safety, political inaction.

PLEASE COME. Join in a workshop with YWP's Denise Casey and Rajnii Eddins at 6 p.m. and open mic at 7 p.m. Bring your writing. Bring your outrage.

PACK THE HOUSE!

 
Feb 15

Vermont Writes Day is TODAY!


Seven minutes! Seven prompts! Give it a try!
Is your school participating? Get your teachers to give your class time to write for fun.


This is Young Writers Project's annual day of honoring writing -- a day when people of all ages in Vermont (and our friends in New Hampshire and around the country) take just seven minutes to write to seven fun prompts. You can participate on your own, or in class with fellow students and teachers; you can use pencil and paper, or write on one of our websites -- here (if you have an account; if you don't, be patient it may take a while for us to approve your account) or vermontwritesday.org which (no account needed) will open Thursday morning.

THE PROMPTS​

Prez: Write a letter to the president. Tell him one thing you want him to do -- and why.

I am: Start or end a piece of writing with the phrase, "I am the one who ... ", to describe who you are, what you love, what you dream of, etc. 

Social media: Imagine if all social media -- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. -- shut down. Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? How would it affect your life?

Kindness: What's the nicest thing a stranger has done for you? 

Write awful: Use cliches, mixed metaphors, tense changes, whatever you're not supposed to do when you write an essay.

Invisible: Write about a time when you felt completely invisible, literally or figuratively.

Turn around: You answer your phone and a voice whispers, "Turn around..." What happens?

And -- as always -- General writing is welcome. Write about anything you like!

(Hashtag it #vtwrites18 to let us know it was written for Vermont Writes Day!)

PDF version for download (Bottom of this page)
Feb 14

Hone your storytelling voice!

YWP's Rajnii Eddins and Geoffrey Gevalt will soon launch a unqiue, live/interactive course on storytelling and performance. Open to all high school students; held in Burlington Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. beginning March 12 through April 18. FREE. Digital component. AND, performance/presentation event as culmination of your work on May 10 at City Hall, Burlington.

ALL WELCOME. FREE. 

More info, sign up: Contact Geoffrey Gevalt, [email protected], 802-324-9537.


 
Feb 08

The Voice- February 2018