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Community Organizations Get Behind Boston in 100 Words

Community Organizations Get Behind Boston in 100 Words

Community Organizations Get Behind Boston in 100 Words

Boston in 100 Words is proud to be connected to a network of local organizations who, like ourselves, believe in the power of art and literature to strengthen our community and make Boston a more creative and collaborative place to live.

Our network includes leaders from the Boston Public Library, the Boston Book Festival, Mass Poetry, and the Boston Literary District, all of whom have lent us their experience and expertise in building cultural programs in Boston. Executive Director of the Boston Book Festival Norah Piehl says her enthusiasm for the project was sparked by seeing how the global 100 words writing contests have succeeded in making ordinary people's stories visible, prominent, and beautiful. She is inspired by the idea of "celebrating the diversity of voices" in Boston. Sarah Siegel, Programs Director at Mass Poetry, builds on this sentiment, saying, "Boston in 100 Words is a wonderful opportunity to get a rich sense of the community through people’s unique perspectives." Siegel is excited for people to be able to share their own stories through the contest. Boston Literary District Executive Director Kit Haggard adds that this project is a "chance to shift the narrative," saying that “history doesn't have to exclusively belong to the Harvard-educated Brahmins who excluded women from the Saturday Club." Haggard emphasizes that literature “belongs to anyone who has a pen and can write 100 Words.”

Finally, the Boston Public Library has selected Boston in 100 Words as one of its official 2019 Community Partners. As part of this partnership, the Library will be hosting Boston in 100 Word's Kick-Off event on September 8, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Copley Square branch. All are welcome to attend!

Boston in 100 Words is grateful to these local organizations for their support. With their help, Boston in 100 Words hopes to be as successful as other 100-word writing contests have been in cities around the world.

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