Introduces "local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to encourage the creation of new literary work; and to present the writer and their work in live readings, in this anthology, on the web, and on broadcast radio."
Works with teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives, to express themselves through poetry and other forms of writing and publish annual anthologies of their work.
Works to empower the next generation of leaders, artists, and activists through written and oral literacies, and challenging youth to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of social change.
Land Acknowledgment: The University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library occupies Land that has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Specifically, this campus is located on Sammamish Land from which settler colonists forcibly removed Coast Salish Peoples to reservations in the mid-19th century. Today, descendants of the Sammamish are members of several Coast Salish communities.