Honors Students Abroad: Writers for Readers

LibraryOn Thursday, November 12, 2015, seven honors students represented the Honors College at the inaugural Writers for Readers, an event sponsored by Literacy Kansas City, the Kansas City Public Library, and UMKC’s own Master of Fine Arts program in creative and media arts.

The event was a reflection of the collaborative partnership between Literacy Kansas City and UMKC that allows graduate students to teach creative writing to teens and adults enrolled in Literacy Kansas City’s Ticket to Read program.

The evening celebrated the power of expression through creative writing and reading, featuring critically acclaimed guest speakers Michael Carroll and Edmund White.

For more information about the event or Literacy Kansas City, please visit literacykc.org.
Click here to read an article about the event as published by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Writers for Readers AttendeesKara Lewis
Honors students attend Writers for Readers.

Pictured left to right.
Back: Sydney Harvey, Jesse Bihlmeyer,
Emma Maack, Chelsea Wheeler, MacKenzie Brazier
Front: Kara Lewis, Rebecca Adams

Kara Lewis questions Carroll and White about the writing process.

Written by Chelsea Wheeler, Honors College Student Assistant