WHAT'S NEW AT THE TELLING ROOM
Our 2020-21 Annual Appeal
Help The Telling Room Connect and Empower Youth
Every gift we receive will help us reach kids across Maine with our innovative writing and publishing programs during a year where social connection and creativity are of vital importance. Together, we can ensure that our students’ voices will continue to have a powerful impact on our community—now and in years to come.
The 2020-21 Writing ContestBegins 12/15 | Entries due 1/31/21!
We are so excited to announce our annual statewide writing contest is now accepting submissions! We’re looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and other forms of creative writing related to this year’s theme: LOST & FOUND. Open to all Maine writers ages 10-18. One grand prize winner will receive $200 and publication in our spring anthology.
A NEW LAND is here!
A NEW LAND: 30 GROUNDBREAKING POEMS FROM YOUTH POETS, the much-acclaimed poetry collection featuring the best poems from our first fifteen years, is now PUBLISHED! These prize-winning poems offer a stunning exploration of coming-of-age and a triumphant chorus of American youth, whose voices make up “a new land” and reckon with the social issues that impact us all. Order it now!
Our black and brown students have been telling us how they’re feeling, right now. In response, we’ve collaborated with our students to turn over our most visible current platforms, our social media, and monthly newsletter, to them in a new online series called The Voice of a Pride. We feel these are the most vital voices to hear at this moment in time. Through upheaval or calm, we believe in the power of human connection and the relatability and resolve that can come from it.