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2017 Young Writers Contest Now Open!

2017 Panel of Judges Our 6th annual Young Writers Contest is now officially open! We’re excited to introduce our 2017 Panel of Judges: Chip Livingston, Poetry; Nick Arvin, Fiction, and Brad Wetzler, Nonfiction. We’re grateful to these accomplished writers for … Continue reading

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The Night of Shattered Myth, by Swatilekha Roy

Swatilekha Roy is a 2016 Young Writers Contest Notable Finalist who writes from Durgapur, West Bengal, India. Swatilekha’s story caught the attention of our judges with its courage and hope. As one of our judges commented, “Swatilekha reaches for empathy … Continue reading

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We Shouldn’t Wait, By Melissa Hassard

I was invited this week to talk with a group of young writing campers held at a local university campus. The e-mail I received advised there would be about 100 kids, from 3rd to 12th grade, and asked me to … Continue reading

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With Ilaria and Francesca in Piacenza

With Ilaria and Francesca in Piacenza By Sam Hamill The years can be brutal––yesterday a torrent, today just a drizzle. I sat in the sidewalk café sipping cappuccino, watching the morning’s passersby. The girls found me amusing, “like a grampa,” … Continue reading

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2016 Youth Summit Now Public

The last weekend of April, Writing for Peace hosted our first annual Youth Summit to provide a safe place for young writers, artists, and activists (ages 18-30) to discuss aspects of peace, artistic expression, and activism, as well as the … Continue reading

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2016 Young Writers Contest Winners

2016 Contest Judges We would like to acknowledge all of the young writers who took the time to research a new culture and write a story, essay, or poem for the Writing for Peace Young Writers Contest. Completing this challenge … Continue reading

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Introducing DoveTales, Family & Cultural Identity

DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts Family & Cultural Identity <Purchase Now> Release Date: May 1st, 2016 Cost: $14.95 Page count: 456 Book Description: DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts, “Family and Cultural Identity” edition features poetry, essays, … Continue reading

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D.M. Aderibigbe Joins Advisory Panel

Writing for Peace welcomes D.M. Aderibigbe to our panel of young advisers and Youth Summit keynote speakers. Aderibigbe was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated with a BA in History and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos in 2014. His … Continue reading

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Important Writing for Peace News:

Call for Participants: 2016 Writing for Peace Inaugural Online Youth Summit Join young artists and writers, ages 18-30, your peers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, in conversation about the matters you care about in this online Youth Summit. … Continue reading

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When the bell tolls for coal, By Vicki Lindner

When the bell tolls for coal: Pull yourself up by your WHAT? By Vicki Lindner (Previously published in Wyofile.com, Wyoming’s truth-telling online newspaper, representing free journalism in a conservative state. Reprinted by permission.) (Opinion) — I moved from New York … Continue reading

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