“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou
I don’t know how I came across the website for a group called The Mighty Writers, but the quote above was on their home page. It made me smile because this morning I woke up, knowing that I could begin on some projects. One is a story inside of me that’s been waiting to be shared and I’ve been encouraged by many to share it. So this group in Philadelphia is dedicated to helping to kick illiteracy in the butt. Reading more about them, these kids, the “Mighty Writers” are inspiring me to make that commitment to express myself creatively as an artist and storyteller. By the way, “commitment” is the theme today for the 64 Days of Peace/A Season for Nonviolence initiative.
Here’s just a little bit I poached from their website:
“Like our Christian Street digs, all of our centers will be designed as enlightened, optimistic and nurturing havens where dreams can be articulated freely and the “yes we can” culture can thrive.
Please, stop by and see us anytime.”
Enlightened? Optimistic? Nurturing? Where’s the Mighty Writers centers for adults? We need it, too! Of course, when one moves, we all move…let those Mighty Little Writers move us all!
“On Wednesday, April 11, a dozen teenage Mighty Writers will climb aboard a Megabus for a trip to New York City.
Mighty Writers will spend the morning at the Museum of Modern Art, lunch near Rockefeller Center and wrap the day with a tour of NBC.”
They have programs on managing money, cars and college, writing mentorship, and so much more. There’s a lot more to Philadelphia than what I knew. I want to go there and meet these people and kids.
On top of this little enlightened program, Philly has another thing going for it – a rare exhibit of Van Gogh works.
If you take them up on their offer to visit The Mighty Writers, soak in some of that enlightened energy. Make it an extended stay visit and go see the Van Gogh Up Close exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It’s there through May 6, 2012 with rare pieces never seen in the United States and this is the only show here.