Please sponsor me! I am writing as much as I can during the Mountain of Words Write-A-thon to support the work of Asheville Writers in the Schools and community. It's tax deductibe so please sponsor generously!
C. M. Surrisi has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Along with her husband, two dogs, and a cat, she lives in Asheville, NC. She is the author of the Quinnie Boyd Mystery Series: Moonbeam Gold Medal Winner THE MAYPOP KIDNAPPING (Carolrhoda 2016); forthcoming VAMPIRES ON THE RUN (Carolrhoda 2017), and forthcoming picture book IF YOU WERE MY MOTHER (Abrams 2017).
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!)