A Bryant teacher and her class are organizing a fundraiser to start a literary magazine. Caroline Earleywine teaches a creative writing class at Bryant High School.
She says her students are passionate and filled with stories that are sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt, and other times painful.
“My students’ stories and poems are testaments to the healing power of writing and the community it can create,” stated Earlywine. “I love watching the friendships that are formed in my class as students in Response Groups share their work with each other and connect in ways they never expected.”
Funding would give the entire student body a platform to share their writing through a literary magazine.
“It’s a way students can feel valued and heard, and a way that creative writing can be celebrated. This is a platform that is badly needed at our school,” stated Earlywine. “Many of the students in my class don’t have other activities like sports or band that they are involved with, and this could help give them a sense of identity and pride.”
The following are testimonials from Earlywine’s former students, telling how creative writing has impacted their lives:
“The ability to create a piece of art and share my original ideas with the world will be something I will cherish forever.”
“Since I’ve been writing, I’ve found an outlet that lets me express myself through my writing and emotions. It helps you inspire others and even yourself to do something you thought you couldn’t do.”
“This year in creative writing I had so much fun and had the courage to tell my story. I feel like I can do anything I put my mind to.”
If you would like to donate to this project, visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/school-literary-magazine.