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Gateway Writing Project's OneCity Stories Program Amplifies Voices of Local Youth, Introduces World of Multimedia Composing

Publication: UMSL Daily
Date: July 14, 2017

Summary: With support from an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant, OneCity Stories unites high school students from around the St. Louis area for an immersive writing and multimedia experience, helping them to tell their stories and build multimedia skills.

 

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He was particularly impressed by the breadth of opportunity the students were exposed to, as well as the variety of talents they brought to the program.

'Some of the students were practicing poets, others had great journalistic skills,' he says. 'I helped students with slam poetry, short stories, music videos and movie trailers, among other incredible projects.'

Morris added that one of the best parts of the experience was seeing the connections the students were able to make with each other, despite their different backgrounds, because of the writing that was woven through each of their creative endeavors.

'After each workshop, the students were eager to keep working on their writing and improve based on the feedback they'd been given,' he said. 'This is something I value highly as a writer: a community of other writers who can help you further expand and develop your work.'"

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