Students who read their work
at our WYAK Anthology launch
hosted by Great Harvest Bread Company
Write Young Alaska
That's WYAK, our integrated outreach effort to young writers across Alaska. Thanks to a Cultural Collaborations grant administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and funded by the Rasmuson Foundation through the Arts in Education Fund, since January 2012 we have run six writing contests and published an anthology, and also delivered writing workshops to young writers at Teen Underground (Loussac Library), Mountain View Community Library, McLaughlin Youth Center, and (via Alaska OWL) the Bethel chapter of WYAK.
Left: Students in the Bethel WYAK chapter participate in a Revision workshop taught by Amy O'Neill Houck in Juneau via Alaska OWL.
Bethel students also enjoyed a Journaling workshop taught by Cheryl Lovegreen in Anchorage - the debut of the OWL equipment at both the Loussac Library and the Bethel Consortium Library. Many thanks to LKSD English teacher Kyle Marvin, who started and leads the Bethel group, for his support and enthusiasm.
Recent projects also include mini-mags created by young writers at McLaughin Youth Center and Teen Underground under the leadership of WYAK coordinator Stefanie Tatalias.
HELP SUPPORT WRITE YOUNG ALASKA
We're seeking donors and partners to help put on writing workshops, contests, and events for young writers across the state. Help us to continue offering our programs for young writers and online publication opportunities at Alaska Out Loud. Your contribution to the WYAK young writers fund can make all the difference. To donate, click the "Donate" button below. If your organization or business would like to support our efforts, feel free to contact us.
49 Writers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID number 27-2460995.