WritopiaLab, the unique community of young writers, has completed it’s first year of existence, and what a spectacular year it has been. There are now FOUR, yes count them, FOUR branches of WritopiaLab, and if you visit their website, you will see a lovely large Golden Apple Teacher Award from Scholastic, awarded to the teacher with the largest number of Scholastic Writing Competition Winners in the nation. That’s correct, in the nation.
Yesterday, well over 125 people attended the third public reading of WritopiaLab’s young writers under a tent in Bryant Park, which is adjacent to the main branch of the New York Public Library. This included writers, friends, family and park passers-by.
I am sure that Patience and Fortitude appreciated the patience and fortitude of the readers and listeners who sat through the rain and wind. It felt like an August day in San Francisco, bone chilling, but it was an inspiring and completely satisfying afternoon. I would not have been any where else.
Rebecca Wallace-Segall, the award-winning founder/Director of WritopiaLab, introduced each young writer before they read. We heard from young poets, short story writers, memoirists and a journalist. Many were award winners, many will surely be in the future.
Rebecca introduced some of the new writer/teachers who will lead up-coming workshops who were present, including the author Deborah Siegel.
Visit www.WritopiaLab.org, buy an anthology, buy a tee shirt, come to the next public reading.
The young writers of WritopiaLab will inspire you.