You're invited to WriteBoston's annual fundraiser, Pros&Conversation!

Join us as we celebrate youth voice and support WriteBoston’s teacher training and student writing programs. You’ll enjoy a social hour with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, then witness a thought-provoking conversation between WriteBoston’s teen journalists and an esteemed author panel.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
5:30-8:00 PM

Tickets | $250
UMass Club | One Beacon Street, Downtown Boston
(Directions here)

Parking at One Beacon Garage (entry on Tremont Street)
Cost: $8 with mention of Pros&Conversation event

With Special Guest Authors

Jeanne Blasberg

Novelist, travel writer, former finance professional & author of the novels Eden, an Amazon bestseller, and The Nine

Sam Graham-Felsen

Journalist, podcast host, chief blogger for the Obama ‘08 campaign & author of the novel Green, a New York Times Editors’ Pick

Enzo Silon Surin

Haitian-born poet, educator, speaker, publisher, social advocate & author of chapbooks A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto and Higher Ground

Bina Venkataraman

Editorial page editor at The Boston Globe, fellow at New America & author of The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

Read a recap of last year’s event on our blog, or view the Facebook photo album.

Purchase Tickets or Sponsor

Pros&Conversation raises essential dollars to support WriteBoston’s mission: to equip young people with communication skills for successful futures. Your contribution will fund WriteBoston’s teacher training and free student writing programs.

Click here for sponsorship details. Past sponsors include Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Properties, Merrill Lynch, Putnam Investments, Related Beal, and more.

If you have questions about attending or sponsoring Pros&Conversation, please contact us.

Event Host Committee

Corey Allen, Trade Partner Diversity & Community Outreach Officer, Suffolk Construction and Board Member, New England High School Journalism Collaborative

Rachel Bloom-Baglin, Head of Executive and External Communications, MilliporeSigma

Maureen Franco, Partner & President, LifeSci Public Relations

Andrea Goodman, Vice President, Public Relations & Communications, Eastern Bank

Elijah Heckstall, Managing Director of Teacher Leadership, Teach for America Massachusetts

Brian Heffron, EVP & Partner, CTP

Dot Joyce, Principal, Dot Joyce Consulting

Lisa Lawler, Corporate Communications, Sanofi Genzyme

Celeste Lee, Philanthropy Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Brandeis University

Cynthia Mohr

Colette Phillips, President & CEO, Colette Phillips Communications

Bob Turner, Former WriteBoston board member and Senior Advisor, UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School