Now, with the growth of our blog audience and startup creative agency, the future is now. We’re making good on pursuing our other passion: teens who write.
This summer, we’re publishing an anthology by 15 teens in the Twin Cities and awarding each a $100 scholarship.
The idea is to get out in the community and reach young authors & book lovers and empower their passion with a hands-on publishing experience.
Aside from becoming published authors, our teen writers will also be able to participate in a book planning meeting where they’ll get to collaborate on the arrangement and placement of each piece in their book, decide on the cover (being illustrated by the nationally-known Kevin Cannon), and they’ll even weigh in on the book’s format.
Just got back from hearing some of our students read their powerful writing at Open Book in honor of their book launch!
The new publication Wise Ink includes 15 MN student writers: 10 are from Southwest. All wrote about SW in their dedication.
Please consider supporting/spreading the collection! It is for purchase on amazon.com.
Elise Toedt, Southwest English Teacher