Congratulations to San Francisco’s city librarian, Luis Herrera, who has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Museum and Library Services Board. The board is the advisory body for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Members of the board are selected to serve based on their expertise and commitment to libraries or museums. Herrera was sworn into the oath of office by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more about it here.
Save the date — December 8 — for an a day of arts activities. We’re joining up with a bunch of other youth orgs for the SF Youth Arts Summit, organized by Out of Site. There will be performances, competitions (with cash prizes), workshops, exhibits and more. And it’s all free at SOMArts (934 Brannan Street, near 9th Street). Click here for more info.
We were thrilled to be a part of Litquake again this year, the annual literary festival that brings hundreds of writers and thousands of literature lovers to the Mission for a fun-packed week of events. Our teaching artists and students read on Saturday, October 13, as part of Lit Crawl, the last hurrah of the Litquake fest for the year.
In Phase 2 of Lit Crawl, WritersCorps packed the house at gift shop Serendipity. Teaching artist Rose Tully read an excerpt from a short story in which Crisco played a starring role. harold terezón read a series of poems, including one made up of all the names he’s ever been called. Carrie Leilam Love, true to her name, read a series of love poems. Roseli Ilano read an excerpt from her story, “Treasure.” Minna Dubin read from a prose piece. Anhvu Buchanan read a bromance ode to Jeremy Lin. Representing our students, Indiana Pehlivanova, Evelyn León, and Roger Lopez read from recent work.
Though the entire reading was a success, a particular highlight was Evelyn reading a poem about her father and bringing him, and nearly everyone else present, to tears.
WritersCorps Apprentices is an after-school program for advanced writers, ages 14 to 22, who seek a community of writers. The WritersCorps Apprentices usually meet once a week after school to write together, work on creative projects, and go on field trips. We are looking for creative and committed individuals to join the group! Applications are due December 12, and the Apprentices will start meeting in January. Click here for more information.
WritersCorps Apprentices is an after-school program for advanced writers, ages 14 to 22, who seek a community of writers. The WritersCorps Apprentices usually meet once a week after school (and sometimes on the weekends too). We write together, go on field trips, work on annual publication projects (like this one), and participate in readings and other WritersCorps events.
We are looking for creative and committed individuals to join our group and to contribute to a new writing project.
December 12: Applications due
January: Program begins
Early June: Program ends
2) Students must have a teacher, counselor, or mentor recommend them for an apprenticeship.
3) We welcome you to include a writing sample, but it is not required.
4) Email completed applications to rose.tully [at] writerscorps [dot] org
Or mail them to: WritersCorps, 25 Van Ness Ave Suite 345, San Francisco, CA 94102
Applications are due Wednesday, December 12.
Questions? Call: 415-252-2546.