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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

 

Write Who You Are

 Endeavoring to preserve their identity in the course of integrating a new culture and economy, participants write about work, family, their home countries, their vision of community, and the internal conflicts wrought by displacement. Their stories represent the landscape of newcomers in an ever-evolving America and the power of literature and fellowship to give those who are often invisible a voice.

Write Who You Are

Since 2015, approximately 150 students have participated in the program by taking part in a weekly course that spans the entire academic semester as well as a noontime drop-in writers’ group.

"If poetry can make a tiny positive wave on the lake of human beings and society, if it can make us and anything around us warm and healthy, then the value of poetry seems to be enough."—Eunjin, a student from the program

This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and the Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, as well as individual gifts. If you would like to donate to the Write Who You Are program, please visit www.writer.org/WWYA to make a monthly sustaining gift.

 

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