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Celebration of Writing 2014! NOVEMBER 8

Celebration of Writing 2014
Free workshops with:
Geof Hewitt, Jo Knowles, Sarah Stewart Taylor, Barbara Ganley, GG, Reuben Jackson, Darcie Abbene, Leland Kinsey
Thomas Christopher Greene, author and president of VCFA
Release of Anthology 6!
(Dedicated to the Fab Five - Five individuals you've never heard of who've made YWP possible.)
Millennials on Stage -- 8-10 peers read their work!
Food, surprises, podcasting, gabbing, book signings
All made possible by:
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FULL workshop descriptions/final schedule  COMING SOON ... More info, click 'Read more'
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THE VOICE: October issue RELEASED!

Check out the October issue of The Voice, YWP's monthly digital magazine! Read and hear the voices of YWP's amazing writers! See a gallery of gorgeous photos! Listen to the podcasts! SUBSCRIBE! It's FREE!

We've gotten some great feedback from you after the first issue (14,200 views, 6 minutes on avg visit!) and we think you'll like what we've done! AND what this community has produced!

What do you think? The link to share: http://joom.ag/sBqb (or the longer version: thevoice.youngwritersproject.org) PLEASE SHARE THE LINK!

If you are in the mag, CONGRATS. If you're not, keep on writing! AND record yourself giving a dramatic reading of your work! Or add photos! Questions? Email us. COMMENT below. OR comment on page 38 of the October issue of The Voice!

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The NaNoWriMo git down...

Planning on NaNoWriMo but haven't thought much about your story? Join the NaNoWriMo on YWP workshop and let's git talking about ideas.

Join the conversation on conflict right now... 

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My Guardian Angel

She's my guardian angel 

looking out for me

I owe her my life

shes always there for me


Looking out for me

I feel I'm not good enough

She's always there for me

I feel she deserves better


I feel I'm not good enough

She's promised she won't leave

I feel she deserves better

She insists there's no one better then me


She's promised she won't leave

My angel sent from heaven

She insists there's no one better then me

With a smile on her face

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Aggressor, Victim and Decider

"You don't have to lie; I know it was you"

Said victim in the blood stained khakis.  Read more »

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when the west sun shines

on the capital dome,

i squint on my walk home.

if i were blind

and made this walk

i think i would

describe it... turquoise.

i can see

the city spilled out

before me.

now with my eyes Read more »


When dawn moved in we watched the shade
knelt before the lions cage
felt the rain from the willow tree
you helped my soul find me

Somethings are meant to live unknown
or to find you when you’re most alone
the colored birds fly round the well
and there is a truth I’ve learned so well

There is a truth I’ve learned is joy
and I found it in your words and voice.
I found it while shaking rain from trees
and in a beautiful place that set me free

As dawn moved in we watched the moon
as it flew away like a big balloon. Read more »

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CDubClub Work 2

So, uhhhhh, so listen. I was taking a standardized test recently and noticed all the people around me. They were making all of these gestures and moving around, despite the chilling quiet of the classroom. So, this came to me.



I have fallen in love with the back of your head.



I have fallen in love with it and eyes are content with

Observing how each of your brown tuffs of hair takes the Read more »

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Salt and Pepper

Salt and Pepper

I'm just inches away from the love of my life

She’s filled with iodide, but also sugar and spice

They say that opposites attract, well that’s true

Cause we're as different as a nail and a screw.

You are spectacular, I try to exalt.

For I am the pepper and she is the salt. Read more »


Letter to My Parents

Dear Mom and Dad,

I think that we have a pretty good relationship already, considering that I am a teenage girl and you are both far from your teenage years. We argue; sure. But I’d like to meet a family similar to our own without any conflict. No family is perfect. That aside, the purpose of this letter, though I’m not sure if you’ll ever read it, is to thank you for all that you’ve done for me. You both obviously contributed to bringing me into this world, which I am very thankful for. You fed me, changed my diapers--as horrendous a task that must have been, and also read to me. I remember almost every night, one of you would come upstairs with me and help me pick out a book. I remember this ritual very fondly, and it has probably helped me have a better understanding of words today. Read more »

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oceans - a poem on stigma.

this is the silence of your lover’s waning back,

and moonlight on nail and bone. Read more »

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Complicated Life

Some days my life is complicated. It is filled with lost dreams but the dreams make a point. I think about the people and the fancy rich government office workers and “Obama’s play dolls”. They sit and watch as the wars rage on. People scared and afraid not knowing if their wife or husband are ever going to come home or if there will be something like 9-11 again. People are afraid of their government, but the government should be afraid of its people and what its people can do. They can protest and make the streets as unsafe as the war that is going on right now as you read this. Some people hide hoping the war Read more »

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