SERIOUSLY INVOLVED STUDENT MATINEE
As part of House of SpeakEasy’s commitment to connecting writers and audiences in innovative ways, our Seriously Involved charitable work includes the SpeakTogether and SpeakFreely programs that are essential components of our organization’s nonprofit mission. These initiatives are intended to offer students and teachers opportunities to engage directly with SpeakEasy’s writers and performers to experience first-hand the transformative potential of literature.
We invite our writers into schools in underserved communities to share their stories, explore the power of literature, and workshop writing assignments with students. The goal is to make literary works, and their authors, accessible, and to help students feel confident about expressing their ideas as well as to level the playing field for those hoping to go on to college.
On January 30, we will host our first-ever Seriously Entertaining matinee designed specifically for high school students, featuring four amazing writers who will share personal and unique stories about about what made them writers and about what lies ahead as they “Turn the Page.” Each story is guaranteed to resonate with students and teachers alike as we head into the new year:
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely flip the page, and the conversation, on their book, All American Boys. Mira Jacob will pull you out from hibernation with the Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. And, as winter nears its end, Nicole Dennis-Benn proclaims Here Comes the Sun.
This event is free and open to public school students, educators, and administrators in the five boroughs where literary programs are in short supply. Space is limited, and you can RSVP by emailing [email protected].
If you would like to make a donation in support of our Seriously Involved charitable programs, you can do so here.