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Celebrate the transformative power of learning and literacy.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

6 - 8pm | UMass Club, Downtown Boston

Join WriteBoston for Pros&Conversation: our annual fundraiser and a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, teachers, and community.

Guests will hear compelling conversations between acclaimed published authors and Teens in Print youth writers. They’ll also mingle with some of our writers, pick up free copies of the authors’ books, and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with friends.

Featured Authors*

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Simon Han

Author of the novel, Nights When Nothing Happened and professor of fiction at Tufts.

Pacifique Irankunda

Author of the memoir, The Tears of a Man Flow Inward: Growing up in the Civil War in Burundi. 

Jaime Lowe

Author of Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California Wildfires and the memoir, Mental. 

Heather McGhee

Author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.

* Simon Han, Pacifique Irankunda, and Jaime Lowe will join our event panel in person. Heather McGhee will participate in a pre-recorded interview with a TiP student, which we’ll air at the event.

Event Committee

Sylvia Baedorf Kassis, MPH
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center & Writer

Misook DesJardins
Babson College

Maureen Franco
PRE Commercial

Maura Hogan
Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Briana Howe

Sam Howe
Nixon Peabody LLP

Nicole Iannucci

Doris Iarovici
Community Volunteer

Cynthia Mohr
Philanthropist and Volunteer

Jeffrey Musman

Lisa Jenks
Lisa Clark Jenks Design, LLC and Community Volunteer / Mentor

Alexandra Indira Sanyal

Tom Snow

Daniel Vidaña
President, Innovation Studios

Ruth Weinstein
Freshman Fresh Start 

Event Sponsors

Jenny & Jay Leopold 

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Media Sponsors

Contact Us

For more information about the event, including registration or sponsorship options, please contact Liberty Britz at libertybritz@writeboston.org.