This spring, the Alabama Writers’ Forum (AWF) and the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) invited the public to view an exhibit depicting the award-winning Writing Our Stories (WOS) program in the Old Supreme Court Library in the Alabama State Capitol. The Forum hosted a reception on May 10.
Coinciding with Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, the exhibit included thirty-four panels, with quotes from students, cooperating teachers, and teaching writers and poems and graphics from the student writers’ published anthologies.
Writing Our Stories is a cooperative program of the Alabama Writers' Forum and the Alabama Department of Youth Services. Funding for the project, which includes nine months of instruction, in-service training, and anthology editing, is provided by a DYS grant with support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention provided additional funding for the exhibit.
Here are some photographs from the exhibit and reception. (Photos by Robin Cooper)