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Pros&Conversation Gala

WriteBoston's Annual Fundraiser

WriteBoston invites you to Pros&Conversation

Save the Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:30-8:00 PM
Genzyme Center @ Kendall Square (Directions here)

Support WriteBoston’s teacher training and student writing programs and enjoy a conversation featuring:

Jennifer De Leon, 2015 Boston Book Festival One City One Story pick; 2016 City of Boston Artist in Residence; and editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education

Dick Lehr, Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter; co-author of Black Mass, turned into the 2015 film about Whitey Bulger; and most recently author of Birth of a Movement

Kim McLarin, regular commentator on Basic Black; and author of Jump at the Sun and the 2015 memoir Divorce Dog: Men, Motherhood and Midlife

Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate; founder of the Favorite Poem Project, dedicated to celebrating and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives; and one of America’s foremost poet-critics

WriteBoston student writers

Special thanks to event host Sanofi Genzyme. Thanks to their deep generosity, 98% of event proceeds go directly back into programming.

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Pros&Conversation raises essential dollars to support WriteBoston’s student support and teacher training programs. Nearly 7 in 10 students we serve speak a language other than English at home, but writing and reading are critical to future success. Sponsors enable us to continue and grow our services to urban young people and their teachers, helping students to reach their potential and write their own futures.

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What WriteBoston Does

WriteBoston creates opportunities for students to engage in the writing process and builds teacher capacity to use writing to support student learning. Each year, we serve approximately 500 students and 300+ teachers in Boston and surrounding urban communities. We provide training and coaching for teachers, educators outside of the traditional classroom, and school leadership. We publish the voices of over 100 young people each year through the youth newspaper Teens in Print, and provide direct writing support through in-school Writing Centers. Our work is grounded in the belief that writing is essential to student achievement and that all young people can be flexible, thoughtful communicators and problem solvers when writing is embedded in daily learning.



View photos of the 2016 event and more at our Facebook page.