01 Feb Call for Young Writers: Water in the Desert
Call for Young Writers
Calling all young poets, storytellers, songwriters, and citizens (ages 12-19)! What brings you relief—if even for a moment—during these difficult times?
Whether in the form of a poem, spoken word piece, speech, essay, or original song, Ujima Company, Just Buffalo Writing Center, and Squeaky Wheel invite you to take part in Water in the Desert, a multimedia exploration of the concept of “hope in a time of despair.”
On some days, “water in the desert” might look like hope, like love, like unapologetic joy. On others, it might look like resistance, like the expression of outrage, or like the imagining of new ways of being.
How to get involved:
February 4th (4:30-6:00pm): Hope as Resistance (to Hope)
February 18th (4:30-6:00pm): Hope as Limitless Joy
March 4th (4:30-6:00pm): Hope as a Youth-Led Movement
Sign up for one session or all three! Attendance not required to participate.
Simply submit your writing via email to Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your name, age, and, if applicable, your school.
Deadline for submissions: March 6th, 2021
Why get involved:
Process, vent, connect, and write with creative peers in a welcoming space.
Selections from this project will be performed and presented at a virtual event by Ujima Company!
All participants receive a free paperback edition of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s novel The Water Dancer.