You're invited to WriteBoston's Annual Fundraising Gala

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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:

Jabari Asim, cultural critic & author of Only the Strong & The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, and Why, featured on The Colbert Report

Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist; author of the memoir To the New Owners & National Book Critics Circle Award finalist In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle

Stephen Kinzer, award-winning former NYT foreign correspondent & author of The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

Mira T. Lee, novelist of Everything Here is Beautiful, recognized by Marie Claire, Elle, and Southern Living magazines

WriteBoston student writers

Special thanks to event host Sanofi Genzyme. Thanks to their deep generosity, more than 95% of event proceeds go directly back into programming.

View photos from last year’s event and more at our Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket now!

Pros&Conversation raises essential dollars to support WriteBoston’s teacher training and free student writing 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.

To sponsor this event, please contact us. Past sponsors include Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Properties, Distrigas, Eversource, Merrill Lynch, Nellie Mae Foundation, Putnam Investments, and more.


& special thanks to in-kind donors Agate Publishing, Grove Atlantic, Henry Holt & Co., Penguin Random House, The Charles Hotel, XV Beacon Hotel

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 375 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 nearly 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. Click here to learn more.