WMPG is a proud partner of The Telling Room, a youth literary arts education organization in Portland, Maine presenting “Show & Tell”, an evening of stories and music live at the State Theatre on Tuesday, May 9th. “Show & Tell” will feature authors Weike Wang, Lynn Steger Strong, musical guest Olas, and The Telling Room’s young writers, hosted by Mo Awale and Mosart212. To learn more, visit showandtellportland.com
“At The Telling Room, we empower youth through writing and share their voices with the world. As a literary arts education organization focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for success both now and in the future.
“Our fun, innovative writing and publishing programs support and encourage young people in the art of writing and self-expression. We provide school-based and afterschool writing enrichment programs year-round and statewide, offer professional development for educators, host acclaimed writers to give public readings and work with students, publish bestselling anthologies of student work, and carry out community-wide writing projects and events.
“Our skilled staff, volunteers, mentors, interns, ambassadors, and teaching artists—including celebrated writers, artists, and professionals—lend our curriculum the added weight of experience and real-world expertise. And we now look more and more to students and alumni to lend their insights to our work, even as we seek more ways to connect them to the wider world.”
-graphic and quotes via The Telling Room