Six students from Broadview-Thomson K-8 will participate in Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Year-End Reading on May 20-21: Ashley Jimemez Avilez, Isaac Pennington, Gus Burden, Pele Ellis, Madison Lam and Tress Hammon III.
The Writers in the Schools Program (WITS) places professional local writers in public schools to develop writing skills and spark inspiration. Since 1994, the WITS program in the Seattle area has been helping students discover their own authentic voices. Featuring creative writing by students in last year’s program, this reading by 50 young authors will move the audience to tears, laughter, awe and wild applause.
The readings will take place in the Microsoft Auditorium in the Central Library at 6 p.m. both May 20 and 21. Students in grades K-6 will read on Wednesday, May 20, and students in grades 7-12 will read on Thursday, May 21. The events are free and open to the public.