Write Out Loud San Diego encourages writers to bring stories to life
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – WRITE OUT LOUD is a 4 time recipient of an NEA grant to host the NEA Big Read in San Diego. A national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The NEA Big Read in San Diego focuses on Emily St. John Mandel’s speculative fiction novel, Station Eleven. One of the programs for NEA Big Read is READ IMAGE CREATE that middle and high schools participate in across the county.
For this annual program, participating middle and high school students READ Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. They re-IMAGINE the themes and images from the novel and CREATE a project in an artistic medium that is important to them. This year, Write Out Loud provided over 4,700 books for area students, 26 workshops in schools and libraries, and received over over 800 student submissions (twice as many as 2018) in four categories from 18 San Diego middle and high schools. The top three entries in each category will receive cash prizes with special recognition for selected other entries. Visual Art will be on display throughout the month of April at our partner libraries below. The awards ceremony for READ IMAGINE CREATE took place on Tuesday at the Old Town Theatre.
Friday on Good Morning San Diego, Eddy Elliott, Jazzlyn Williams, and Timofei Fedorchenko were in studio with more information.