National Writing Project

#WhyIWrite—A Celebration of the 2016 National Day on Writing

Date: October 20, 2016

Summary: In celebration of the National Day on Writing, we visited with award-winning poet Jimmy Santiago Baca; family activist and co-director of the Family Story Project Mia Birdsong; and writer/educator Brian Mooney, along with some of Brian's students.


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Felix, a high school senior, writer, and poet:

If I didn't write, I would never stop talking. I have so many things to say, I have so many stories to tell, they aren't always my own, and writing is something that is in my blood and soul, and it always will be and always has been."

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