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Application: Richmond Young Writers – Video!

Richmond Young Writers is ready for a permanent home! Our programs introduce young people to the joy of creative writing through workshops taught by professional writers in the community. For the last three years, all after-school programs and summer sessions have been hosted by the ever-generous Chop Suey Books, but as the support and need for our services expand, we find ourselves in need of our own central nook where the wild creativity can keep growing. The vision for our permanent space builds upon our current offerings, including writing samplers, genre-specific workshops, free programs, and a quirky spin on community engagement (think staring contest fundraisers and local biz ping pong battles).

Like San Francisco’s 826 Valencia (http://826valencia.org/), Richmond Young Writers focuses on helping kids develop a dynamic, powerful relationship with words. We reach students ages 8-17 via school systems and community events like our annual write-your-heart-out marathon, and our programs have served hundreds of kids from Richmond, Henrico, Glen Allen, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Montpelier, Powhatan, Moseley, Mechanicsville, Afton, Rockville and Gloucester. We also raise money to provide scholarships so that any and all students can participate.

A permanent space will provide the much-needed platform for Richmond Young Writers to bloom into a full-force writing adventure for kids in central Virginia.

Check out this video from Richmond Young Writers

Be sure to follow Richmond Young Writers at www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-Young-Writers/212663345421577 and @RVAYoungWriters (twitter)

Submitted on May 8, 2012

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