This sounds pretty cool. 826DC, the great tutoring and teaching program for local kids that is based on the Civic Plaza (they also run the Museum of Unnatural History) is having a book release party on Thursday. Here's the flyer and more info:
This anthology is the culmination of work done by students in the poetry clubs at Ballou Senior High School and Bell Multicultural High School
The book release party will feature readings by some of the new student-authors, and by nationally recognized poet, Thomas Sayers Ellis, who penned the forward for the book.
826DC would like to thank Alison Thomas and Adam Pellegrini for their amazing work in leading the project, Melissa Jackson and Sarah Elwell, the librarians at Ballou Senior High School and Bell Multicultural High School who advise their respective poetry clubs, and who without their unyielding and tireless commitment to their students, this project would not have been possible, and The Weissberg Foundation, Penn Hill Group, and the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University, for their support of the project.