Young Writers Project Open Mic

Hello… it’s me… Jacqui! I’m the new NTC Americorps member, and I’m very excited to be here and getting into the swing of things.

On November 20th, the NTC crew took a trip up to Maglianero Cafe in Burlington to participate in a writing workshop and open mic hosted by the Young Writers Project. First, an experienced poet/spoken word artist led us through a few free-writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Some of the teens shared some beautiful thoughts about living compassionately, equality, and animal rights.

After the workshop, we all went up to the open mic where some of the teens shared their favorite poems and songs, and others supported them in the audience. So much talent in one room! I was truly inspired by all of you!IMG_3443

We’re looking forward to the next YWP Open Mic on Friday, January 8, 2016! If you’re bored over the holiday break, you can start thinking about something you’d like to share 🙂

Check out the YWP website:

It’s a place where you can post ideas, poems, stories, and more, as well as participate in weekly writing challenges!