I am writing as much as can during the Mountain of Words Write-A-thon to support the work of Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community. Please sponsor me! Your donation is tax deductible.
Soul-Songwritter, Poet, Cultural Community worker, Educator, Tai Chi practitioner and father, Jonathan "Santos" is an artist of many forms. Originally born in the big apple, NYC with family ancestry out of the Mississippi Delta and Puerto Rico. Jonathan Santos grew up between the US and Japan, traveling throughout China, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, and settling in the South Eastern U.S to hone his craft and further education at North Carolina A&T State University, a Historically Black College University, where he earned his BA in Political Science. He has been performing throughout grassroots networks throughout the South East U.S. for the past 10 years.
Visit www.jonathansantosmusic.com/index.html to via his extensive discography and get connected to his music and work.
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!)