ACT Up with the Roxbury Literary Annual!
Tonight’s the night that folks from all over the Boston Metro area are getting together with ACT Roxbury and local teens to celebrate the Roxbury Literary Annual 2008, an awesome publication that features poems, short stories and essays written by teens from the Greater Boston area who work, attend school or have ties to Roxbury.
Jaclyn and I are going and we are psyched! As a writer and teacher, I’m always excited to hear new voices, especially when those voices come from youth (a population that is way marginalized in our culture). Youth have so much insight into the world that’s just not recognized. And I hear that the voices in the anthologies are slammin’! It’s pretty tough to get into this publication so I’m looking forward to hearing what these young writers have to say. And I promise to report back to you! In the meantime, check out the the Roxbury Literary Annual Archives!