Burlington is a limbo between herds of people scurrying along the streets of downtown, and calm moments watching the sunset at the waterfront; a tight-knit community with an underlying tone of worldwide connection.
1. Heart on telephone pole on South Union St 2. Flower on tree at Oakledge Park 3. "Friends like these" on the wall at Maglianero Cafe 4. View of lake and mountains from Champlain College library parking lot 5. Face on train across from A_Dog Skatepark 6. View of clouds from the intersection of North St and North Winooski St 7. Democracy sign in the Courthouse Plaza 8. Back of Barrio Bakery 9. Chittenden Superior Court 10. ECHO 11. Boathouse at waterfront 12. Sunset from waterfront baordwalk
We are loving all the incredible writing, photos, and art in this issue! We are constantly amazed by the talent on youngwriterproject.org. There are some great pieces of writing that explore societal issues and demonstrate the importance of having more compassion and understanding for one another. These writers are standing up for what matters. The creativity is on a whole new level with unique topics and outstanding artwork that truly make The Voice a fantastic collection of work.
Shout out to Katelyn Brown for the cover image, "Night Sky," along with Trinity DeMasi's "Midnight Mountains" on the opposite page, and other great pieces from the students of Danville School that are featured throughout this issue. Special shout out to Danville art teacher Abigail Bartell, abartell, for submitting the students' art to YWP!
We look forward to the next issue for more out of this world work!
The Allium Anthology is looking for your submissions. Get your work published!
Partnered the Champlain College Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Allium Anthology is an online publication seeking to give a platform to young, marginalized voices. Allium is publishing essays, poetry, music, art (painting, sculptures, makeup, etc), and photo essays centered around the theme of breaking down stereotypes about place and culture. To learn more about submission guidelines and the project, visit alliumanthology.weeby.com. While you're at the website, make sure to check out the essay that inspired the project, "To My Gambian Friends Who Believe Trump is Right to Call Africa a 'Shithole'" by Absa Samba.
Allium has extended their submission deadline to April 15th. Email your submissions to [email protected]. All work must be original. Multiple submissions are welcome.
The YWP Book Club is officially starting our book! It is time to start reading Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart. The reading schedule and the activities for the book have been POSTED. Go over to the book club HERE to check them out.
For Week One, we will be reading chapters 1 - 7 from July 24th to July 30th.
Don’t worry, you can still get your copy of Some Kind of Courage and join the YWP Book Club. We will be having regular conversations about books, and a party with an author talk from the author of Some Kind of Courage, Dan Gemeinhart on August 16th.
YWP has now joined the world of Snapchat! Add us at ywpvermont or scan the code above for the inside scoop about everything YWP. You can find announcements of special events, fun photo and video prompts, things happening around the office, and more!