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Our Vision

Greater use of and participation in the literary arts within underserved, vulnerable communities

Our Mission

To encourage and promote the execution of literary art forms and their derivative products, such as novels, films, speeches, and songs, through outreach activities that provide experiential opportunities for participants such that they can effectively utilize various forms of writing in their careers and/or daily lives.

Our Board

Meet some of our board members, who are dedicated and determined to make our programs beneficial and memorable:

Annette Purkiss Johnson

Annette R. Purkiss

Founder & Chairwoman

Collegiate writing instructor and avid reader who heads Hers magazine and other media ventures

Phillip Keeling

Phillip Keeling

Board Member

Writer and humorist, his work has been featured in publications and on stage

Dr. Courtney Hammonds

Dr. Courtney Hammonds

Board Member

Called the "Dean of Fashion," he has authored several popular books on the topic

Help us, help them...

Support us with an investment in our programs to improve literacy through writing for creative and practical purposes