standing L-R: Jonathon Santos, Griffin Payne, Janet Hurley, Michael Beadle, Tamiko Ambrose Murray, Akua Adisa, Kneeling, L-R: Laura Boffa, Meggen Lyon
At our November teaching artist/writer training, we focused on what it means to be an AWARE teaching artist to best serve the students we'll meet. During the day, we built bridges across lines of difference. We explored our own creative paths as writers and artists, so that we may more effectively lead young young people to their own creative process, to love of reading and writing and ultimately to the development of critical literacy skills. Though not all AWITS writers were able to attend, those that did made the day exceptional.