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Greater New Orleans Writing Project Director and Two Award Recipients Share Scholastic Writing Awards Experience

Publication: The Reading Life
Date: September 3, 2013

Summary: Sarah DeBacher, director of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project and co-director of the Scholastic Writing Awards of Southeast Louisiana, shares about the Scholastic Writing Awards on Public Radio for New Orleans. Joining her are two award recipients, Tyler DeSpenza and Matthew Draughter, who both share some of their phenomenal writing.

 

Excerpt from Article

Sarah DeBacher , Director of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project:

The Scholastic Writing Awards of Southeast Louisiana is a program of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project. I have just started directing the Writing Project over the past year and have met all of these wonderful writers and writing teachers, and of course, one of them is Brad Richard and he'd been running this program for, I believe, three years, and wanted some help and I said I'd love to help out. Partly because the mission of the Writing Project is to improve writing and the teaching of writing in New Orleans schools, and I knew, having done some research into the awards, that they work, that they really help celebrate the work of creative teens. So I'm now co-directing with him and I'm very excited about meeting all of these young writers and helping them get the recognition they deserve."

Listen to the Full Interview (beginning at 15:48)

Read "The Reading Life With an Old Collection and Young Writers" at The Reading Life on Public Radio for New Orleans .

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