Write253

We’re Going Strong in our Hilltop Space!

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Write@253 volunteers and students have been filling our Hilltop space with tons of writing, art and noise!

We’re in the middle of summer writing camp, where students ages 4-12 have been working on plays, newspaper stories and fairy tales. Our Hilltop Times features interviews with neighbors Kitty Scott, owner of Scott Funeral Home; Ayinde Howell of Quickie Too, a wonderful vegan restaurant; Kenji Stoll of Fabitat; and Sally Perkins, a master gardener who grows vegies, fruit, flowers, shrubs and trees on the corner of S. 15th and Sheridan streets.

Students also reviewed the film Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and the book We Are One at the Falling of the Sun, by local writer and artist Tasha Ina Church. They loved both! Camps runs from 10 am-2 pm, Monday-Thursday, through Aug. 16.

We are working hard to plan regular writing workshops and classes — and we’re open to suggestions from our community. On Wednesday, Aug. 8, Ally Lever will lead a free spoken word workshop at 7 pm for teens at our space, 1310 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. No pre-registration is necessary. A few weeks ago, local novelist Peter Bacho worked with participants, teens and adults, to create interesting protagonists for their stories.

We have a few other irons in the fire and would love to know what kinds of writing events people would be interested in attending. We are non-profit community writing center, and we’ll try our best to make them happen!

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