Dear Writers for Peace,
It’s hard to believe that August is here, but ten years ago this month we began Writing for Peace with a writing contest for ages 13-19. We’ve been combing through the years of DoveTales and our blog, selecting the pieces that most represent our journey together, from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter, immigration and the detention of child migrants, and the pandemic that ripped off the veil from so many of the world’s social inequities. As our tenth anniversary anthology takes shape, I am awestruck and humbled by the wisdom and beauty shared over the course of a decade. And there will be surprises. For years, we have said that our wonderful writers for peace hail from every continent except Antarctica. In this anthology, we will hear an important message from that icy continent.
In addition to all this, the book will include our 2021 DoveTales, Letters from the Self to the World, edited by Writing for Peace Editor-in-Chief Robert Kostuck and Guest Editor Adriana Paramo, as well as works from our 2021 Young Writers Contest winners.
The official release date for our tenth anniversary DoveTales anthology, Abrazos, is September 1st. That month, we’ll celebrate with some very special readings with Sunday LIVE Host Juniper Moon and guests. I’ll share more information about that soon, as well as how you can preorder Abrazos, dedicated to the memory of our first Adviser, Sam Hamill.
Stay tuned, and keep writing.
Writing for Peace President and Founder
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