To each of you who celebrated and supported Pros&Conversation — thank you for making this year’s event a major success! We were particularly thrilled to offer in person and virtual attendance options this year. The opportunity to finally bring students, supporters, and staff together IRL felt especially meaningful.

With your help, we brought together nearly 200 supporters to celebrate the power of writing and transformative learning. And we raised over $145,000 to fuel WriteBoston's work!

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 2021 annual report for more about our work last year.)

Photos courtesy of Theresa Johnson of Johnson Photography. View more photos of the event on our Facebook page.

This year, we hosted Pros&Conversation in a hybrid format—guests gathered in person at the UMass club while others logged on from home to watch our debut of three compelling conversations between Teens in Print students and local authors. Our featured authors discussed their lives and writing journeys and asked students about their own.

If you were unable to join, we've got you covered with photos, videos, and more.

Watch the student-author interviews

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In addition to these interviews, we also shared remarks from partner educators and Teens in Print students, as well as staff and board members, on the value of writing and the role of literacy in transformational learning. Hear those perspectives by viewing the full event playlist.

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

Leigh Belanger
Writer & Editor

Caitlin Dodge

Andrea Goodman
Eastern Bank

Kimberly Hensle Lowrance

Sam Howe
Nixon Peabody LLP

Nicole Iannucci

Doris Iarovici
Writer & Psychiatrist

Jenny Leopold
Community Volunteer

Cynthia Mohr
Literary Enthusiast, Community Supporter, Philanthropist

Jeffrey C. Moore
Tishman Speyer

Joni Lee Rossi
Back Bay Staffing Group

Fredi Shonkoff
Executive and Leadership Coach

Betty Southwick
Founding Director, WriteBoston

David Taylor
Former Journalist & Newspaper Editor

Ruth Weinstein
Freshman Fresh Start

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