To all those who celebrated with us in person or supported from afar — thank you for making this year’s Pros&Conversation a resounding success! We celebrated the leadership and years of dedication of our outgoing Executive Director, Sarah Poulter, and heard an exciting vision for WriteBoston’s future from our new Executive Director, Abdi Mohamed Ali, Ed.D

      And we raised over $140,000 in support of WriteBoston programming!

The money we raise at Pros&Conversation helps us continue to offer free writing opportunities for Boston students as well as coaching and professional development to educators across Massachusetts. (Check out our 2022 annual report for more about our work last year.)

Photos courtesy of Tesean Toole of TToole Photography. View more photos of the event on our Facebook page.

This year, we hosted Pros&Conversation fully in person at the UMass club and guests mingled with Teens in Print Students, WriteBoston staff and supporters; received on-the-spot typewriter poems from the Traveling Poetry Emporium and enjoyed spectacular views of Boston. Teens in Print students engaged in compelling conversations with featured authors, both in person and pre-recorded. Our featured students and authors discussed their lives and shared their writing inspirations and passions.

  If you were unable to join, we've shared lots of photos and a special pre-recorded video for you to experience some of the joy and energy of the night.


Learn more about our featured speakers

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Thank you to our event committee

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

Misook DesJardins
Babson College

Maura Hogan
Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Maureen Franco
PRE Commercial

Briana Howe

Sam Howe
Nixon Peabody LLP

Nicole Iannucci

Doris Iarovici
Community Volunteer

Ruth Weinstein
Freshman Fresh Start

Cynthia Mohr
Philanthropist and Volunteer

Jeffrey Musman

Alexandra Indira Sanyal

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

Tom Snow

Daniel Vidaña
President, Innovation Studios

Thank you to our event sponsors

And our Media Sponsors