Please sponsor me! I am writing as much as I can during the Mountain of Words Write-A-thon to support the Word on the Street online magazine program. It's tax deductibe so please sponsor generously!
Tamiko Ambrose Murray
Tamiko is an Asheville Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) recipient, winner of the Wilma Dykeman Award for creative non-fiction. Her work has been published in The Carolina Quarterly. She is currently working on her first novel.
In addition to being a writer, Tamiko is a co-founder of Asheville Writers in the Schools (AWITSC), a teaching artist in Asheville City Schools via the TAPAS program, and teaches in the undergraduate writing program at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. She works as a facilitator with Center for Participatory Change and serves on the Board of Directors for the Asheville City Schools Foundation and Alternate ROOTS, a southeastern arts and social justice organization. She received a Masters in Social Work from Western Carolina University and has worked with both young people and adults within the school system and through local community programs since 2002.
Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community
provides creative, innovative writing and arts programs to affirm imagination and community while building critical literacy skills. Children, teens and families who are too often overlooked and unheard are inspired to share their voices and power to create a more just and equitable world.
Check out this anthology from one of our Family Voices program, where 3rd graders and their families gather each week for a meal and writing together. Or, check out our the just-launchd bilingual, online magazine visioned, created and led by youth of color, Word on the Street/La Voz de Los Jovenes. ( Share this link with a young writer or artist--we're looking for submissions!)