Feb 15

Vermont Writes Day is TODAY!


Seven minutes! Seven prompts! Give it a try!
Is your school participating? Get your teachers to give your class time to write for fun.


This is Young Writers Project's annual day of honoring writing -- a day when people of all ages in Vermont (and our friends in New Hampshire and around the country) take just seven minutes to write to seven fun prompts. You can participate on your own, or in class with fellow students and teachers; you can use pencil and paper, or write on one of our websites -- here (if you have an account; if you don't, be patient it may take a while for us to approve your account) or vermontwritesday.org which (no account needed) will open Thursday morning.

THE PROMPTS​

Prez: Write a letter to the president. Tell him one thing you want him to do -- and why.

I am: Start or end a piece of writing with the phrase, "I am the one who ... ", to describe who you are, what you love, what you dream of, etc. 

Social media: Imagine if all social media -- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. -- shut down. Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? How would it affect your life?

Kindness: What's the nicest thing a stranger has done for you? 

Write awful: Use cliches, mixed metaphors, tense changes, whatever you're not supposed to do when you write an essay.

Invisible: Write about a time when you felt completely invisible, literally or figuratively.

Turn around: You answer your phone and a voice whispers, "Turn around..." What happens?

And -- as always -- General writing is welcome. Write about anything you like!

(Hashtag it #vtwrites18 to let us know it was written for Vermont Writes Day!)

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May 11

Voices for Change! This Friday

Don't miss this FREE youth conference and slam poetry celebration of identity and voice with special guest artist Amir Sulaiman, renowned Muslim slam poet. Voices for Change is presented by Young Writers Project, Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC) & our generous sponsors!
Friday, May 11, 4-9 pm
Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, Burlington, VT

Apr 12

SoundCheck rocked!

Thanks all for coming to YWP's last SoundCheck of the year -- and sharing your words and positive energy!

Coming next ...

Friday MAY 11: Voices for Change, a special performance event at Burlington City Hall
Forum, workshop with world-renowned slam poet Amir Sulaiman
Open Mic, Free Food
And an hour-long performance by Sulaiman
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Mar 16

SoundCheck on Friday, March 16 -- You Spoke Out

Jan 19

March for our Future


Vermont youth are invited to Montpelier TODAY -- Jan. 20 -- to march for human rights, dignity, and equality for all. This is one of several marches for youth around the country, one year after President Trump's inauguration.

When? SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 1 p.m.
Where? Montpelier High School 
Who? All young Vermonters (speakers range from 8 to 22!)
Jan 05

We have winners!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the second annual 12 Days of Commenting. From Dec. 24-Jan. 4, your comments made the holidays happy and bright! 

OUR WINNERS ARE:
First place: Hazel.C.!!
Runner up: Anna P.!!


Honorable mention goes to: nean_bean, jbird18, H20.hollym, Nightheart, Flowerdragon and Love to write.
Nov 18

Fall Celebration of Writing 2017!

Congratulations to all who participated in the Fall Writing Conference in Montpelier, Vermont on Saturday, November 11! It was amazing to hear all your voices through all kinds of writing, there was so much talent to be heard!  
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

Poetry Experience

Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays every month @ Fletcher Free Library from 1-3pm upstairs in the Pickering Room. All Ages!
 
Oct 27

SoundCheck

Check it out!
Writing Workshop and Open Mic for TEENS
Second Thursdays every month with slam poet Rajnii Eddins
at Burlington City Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT
6-8:30 pm
It's FREE! And there's pizza!!
More info: https://youngwritersproject.org/node/17674