WritersCorps Live with NoViolet Bulawayo — March 26


In celebration of 20 years of empowering youth through the power of creative writing, WritersCorps presents WritersCorps Live: 20 Years of Youth Voices, in partnership with The Contemporary Jewish Museum. WritersCorps youth and teaching artists will share the stage with author NoViolet Bulawayo.

Who: NoViolet Bulawayo, Sandra Garcia Rivera, Rose Tully and WritersCorps youth from:

Sanchez Elemegenary
Hilltop School
International Studies Academy
San Francisco Public Library
College Track
Woodside Learning Center at Juvenile Hall

& Special Guest Performers!

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
Cost: Free!

NoViolet Bulawayo is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a graduate of the Cornell University MFA program. Her debut novel, We Need New Names (May 2013), was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the 2013 Guardian First Book award. It was also named to the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the New York Times Notable Books of 2013 list. NoViolet is a recipient of the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation, and won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing.

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20thanniv_logo-final_web_colorFor two decades strong, WritersCorps has placed professional writers in schools and community programs across the city, reaching 20,000 young people. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of youth voices! Events are free and open to the public. 


March 26: WritersCorps Live at the CJMNoViolet 600x800
WritersCorps youth and teaching artists share the stage with ManBooker Prize-nominated author NoViolet Bulawayo for an inspiring evening of multi-generational readings, video and performances. 

Contemporary Jewish Museum, 6:30 p.m. More info here.


April: WritersCorps 20th Anniversary Kiosks
In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, we celebrate National Poetry Month this April with interactive 20th Anniversary Kiosks that invite patrons to create live poetry installations. Participating branches include Main, Bayview, West Portal, Excelsior, Glen Park, Ortega and the Tech Mobile. More info here.


May 20: WritersCorps WordStorm: A Celebration of New Writing2014 Wordstorm3
Part open mic, part literary fair, WordStorm is our year-end event where students come together to create, share and inspire each other.

San Francisco Main Public Library, 3:30 p.m. More info here.


WritersCorps 20th Anniversary PostersWC-KioskPosters-Review-R11_E-Johanna
Look for our posters downtown featuring portraits and writing by WritersCorps participants.

Click here for a sneak preview!

Stay connected! #WritersCorps20

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