Event Supporting Writing Our Lives Youth Writing Program

Event Supporting Writing Our Lives Youth Writing Program

Join Believe in Syracuse for a fall night out featuring Views Over Syracuse. Come out and focus your view in support of this year’s Writing Our Lives Youth Writing Conference. This year's conference theme is Visual Voices.  We intend to bring together middle, high school, and college youth writers to engage in writing workshops focused on the power of images and words.  We will invite Syracuse community writers, authors, and teaching artists to facilitate workshops that honor the legacy of Professor Stephen Mahan, the founder and director of the PAL (Photography and Literacy) Project.

Views Over Syracuse – Focus Your View

Crowne Plaza Top Floor Horizons Ballroom

Friday, September 28, 2018, from 6PM-10PM

Tickets- $55 (non-members) & $45 (members)


All are welcome to attend! Click here and buy your tickets today!

What is Writing Our Lives?

Writing Our Lives youth literacy program promotes writing in the lives of youth in and out of school and works with teachers and community groups to prepare better writers. Programming includes writing workshops, presentations, digital storytelling, youth publications, writer’s notebooks, promotion of cultural voices, and community events for young writers. Writing Our Lives, founded in 2009 by Dr. Marcelle Haddix, supports students in urban schools and community spaces.

Dr. Haddix describes Writing Our Lives: “It’s an opportunity to engage with community writers, poets, artists and educators who bring their talents and gifts to the conference to share with today’s youths. We are trying to foster and create a community of writers that is inclusive of adults and youth across backgrounds, race, class, gender, sexuality and religion. It really is to create a space for all of us who love to write and who have stories to share. It’s a way to tell those stories and learn how to listen, receive and bear witness to others’ stories.”

Esther Zorn

Board President

Believe in Syracuse


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