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Teens Write For Change at Hudson Valley Writing Project Summer Workshop

Publication: WAMC Public Radio
Date: May 11, 2018

Summary: At "Rise Up and Write," students learn to speak against the injustices they see in their lives across a variety of genres.


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'Of course it's going to be incredibly important for young people to vote when they're eligible to vote, but there's a lot they can do to engage in our community before, during and after voting,' says Meyer.

The hope is that the program will help writers develop their voice, access their power and gain the confidence to share their work. Once the weeklong course is finished, Hughes sees the idea continuing in some form.

'So a small thing that we do in this week could somehow seep into classrooms throughout the Hudson Valley, I think that's a natural progression because we all share our ideas,' says Hughes."

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