Student Authors Share Their Stories on New Day Northwest
To celebrate the launch of their book, Behind Closed Doors: Stories From the Inside Out, fifteen student authors have been sharing their stories about their struggles with addiction, sexual identity, abuse, death, bullying and parental incarceration — and discussing the healing power and validation that comes from personal storytelling.
- Read Media Stories from the Everett Herald and My Edmonds News.
- Purchase an eBook or Paperback of Behind Closed Doors on Amazon.
You’ve Got It All Wrong Named Campus Read for Edmonds Community College
Edmonds Community College has selected our student story collection, You’ve Got It All Wrong, as the college’s Community Read for the 2014-2015 academic year. The book, selected through a nomination and voting process involving nearly two hundred students, faculty and staff, will be integrated into the campus theme: Intersections.
Teen Authors Claim Their Power on New Day Northwest
Sharing the Power of Personal Storytelling
Author mentor Ingrid Ricks and student author Isabel Cordova were recently invited to present at the “Hope Through Mentoring” conference in Bakersfield, California. They talked about the power of personal storytelling and shared how writing their stories has transformed their lives –inspiring conference attendees to explore a storytelling program for the youth they mentor.
Teen Stories Go Live at Seattle Public Theater
The performance culminated a week-long intensive workshop in which twelve teens from Scriber Lake High School worked with SPT teaching artist/director Emily Purington to bring stories from the student story collections We Are Absolutely Not Okay and You’ve Got it All Wrong to the stage. The three stories presented cover gang life, child abuse, addiction, and the hurtful labels people often assign to teenagers.
The pilot program was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers. It’s designed to present the student stories in a different medium, and use theatre as a way to connect with audiences and start a dialogue about the serious issues faced by today’s teens.