This Be The Change presentation traces the origins of Writers Without Margins, a nonprofit dedicated to the fusion of art and advocacy offering free creative writing workshops in Boston's homeless shelters, community health centers, youth services agencies and prison reentry and addiction recovery programs. Learn about its recent feature in the upcoming documentary, In Their Shoes: Unheard Stories of Reentry and Recovery, and find out ways to be involved.
Cheryl Buchanan, co-founder of Writers Without Margins, is an attorney who learned the power of storytelling and silence-breaking when she worked for a decade on over 500 cases of childhood sexual abuse in Los Angeles. She has taught in a wide range of university and college classrooms, from law school to undergraduate Communication Studies and Creative Writing, as well as written for a variety of audiences from college texts to network television. She earned her MFA at Emerson College. Cheryl has been the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Boston Mayor’s Poetry Prize and the Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Award as well as nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize and twice for Best New Poets. She was the recipient of the 2018 National Association for Poetry Therapy’s Poetry and Social Justice Award and serves as Editor of Writers Without Margins: A Journal of Poetry and Prose.
20% of sales from 3-5PM will be donated to Writers Without Margins.