This year Your Words Matter has held two 12-week residencies, working with students from Parkview and Ridgeline Alternative High Schools in Nampa, Idaho. The residencies at each school are wrapping up, and this dedicated and talented group of young writers will, with the help of your tax-deductible donation, be published in the end-of-the-year anthology.
We believe that each student’s writing efforts deserve to be recognized by inclusion in a professionally published book. All of our residencies include publication as an integral part of the writing experience. Each student is responsible for revising and polishing at least one poem or story for the program-wide anthology. The anthology helps each student in each residency realize he or she is part of a larger ongoing program of writing and reading.
Teachers and students have been working hard to complete their pieces to submit for the fourth annual publication of the anthology. Much of the time spent editing, proofing and formatting the final galley proof will happen over the next month as we prepare the finished revision for publication.
The anthology will be published in May, and each residency student, teacher and school library will receive the perfect bound book.
We’re asking you to help fund the publication of the anthology with your tax-deductible donations. The printing and shipping costs alone are $500.
Your donation will support the publication of student work and the continuation of the program’s writing residencies and workshops that develop and support students’ imaginative writing of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Through weekly or daily instruction, we encourage students to challenge themselves to live deliberately and to create and write their stories in words that matter.