May 6, 2021

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A virtual celebration of student voice and the power of writing.

Join WriteBoston on May 6 in a virtual celebration of student voice.

Pros&Conversation is WriteBoston's annual fundraiser and a celebration of youth voice. This year's virtual event will feature local authors (below) in conversation with up-and-coming journalists from our Teens in Print program.

Our featured authors

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Jeneé Osterheldt

Culture columnist for the Boston Globe and creator of A Beautiful Resistance: a special project that centers Black voices and celebrates Black joy

Nicholas St. Fleur

A Knight-Wallace reporting fellow for STAT news covering the intersection of race, medicine, and the life sciences

Bina Venkataraman

Editorial page editor for the Boston Globe and author of The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

Our student interviewers

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Deborah Adebanjo

Junior at Boston Trinity Academy and Teens in Print reporter

Elizabeth Choi

Sophomore at Boston Latin School and Teens in Print reporter

Cindy Tran

Senior at Boston Latin School and Teens in Print reporter

Event Host Committee

Kathleen Allen

Maren Anderson
MDA Consulting Inc.

Sebastian Barreveld

Leigh Belanger
Writer & Editor

Katie DeBonville
Boston Baroque

Caitlin Dodge

Andrea Goodman
Eastern Bank

Maureen N. Franco
PRE Commercial

Sean Hagan
Northeastern University

Nicole Iannucci

Jenny Leopold
Community Volunteer

Kimberly Hensle Lowrance

Cynthia Mohr
Literary Enthusiast, Community Supporter, Philanthropist

Joni Lee Rossi
Back Bay Staffing Group

Betty Southwick
Founding Director, WriteBoston

Lucy Stroock

Ronna Tarlow
Corporate ESL Trainer

David Taylor
Former Journalist & Newspaper Editor

Ruth Weinstein
Freshman Fresh Start

Contact us

For more information about the event, including registration or sponsorship options, please contact Anne Shackleford, Director of Development & Communications, at