Society Weighs Me Down *Extended Cut*

Our student writing this week is titled "Society Weighs Me Down." Matt and Alvin talk about the individual and the larger community, and how one affects the other in deliberate ways or not. 

Matt gives an update on the process of publishing the UW anthology and thoroughly recommends the book of poetry by Tyehimba Jess titled Olio.  

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Society Weighs Me Down

Our student writing this week is titled "Society Weighs Me Down." Matt and Alvin talk about the individual and the larger community, and how one affects the other in deliberate ways or not. 

Matt gives an update on the process of publishing the UW anthology and thoroughly recommends the book of poetry by Tyehimba Jess titled Olio.  

Note: We are a creative writing program serving at-risk populations. We do not broadcast names or identifying details of the students we work with. 

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Trying to Catch Up to You *Extended Cut*

This week, we read a piece titled "Trying to Catch Up to You," from our third site. Matt and Alvin discuss the vulnerability and courage required to share an all-too-common grief that many of our students carry. In this extended cut of the Podcast, we also talk about the power of art as it stands alone. And Matt goes into more detail about the process of the upcoming week-long intensive.

It was raining at the UW headquarters; please ignore that rattling sound at the beginning. 

Note: We are a creative writing program serving at-risk populations. We do not broadcast names or identifying details of the students we work with. 

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Trying to Catch Up to You

This week, we read a piece titled "Trying to Catch Up to You," from our third site. Matt and Alvin discuss the vulnerability and courage required to share an all-too-common grief that many of our students carry. It was raining at the UW headquarters; please ignore that rattling sound at the beginning. 

Note: We are a creative writing program serving at-risk populations. We do not broadcast names or identifying details of the students we work with. 

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I Belong Here Because

This episode's featured writing is from the Migrant Leaders Club of the Mount Vernon School District. Matt and Alvin discuss the individual impact in our community's young immigrants and children of immigrant families. And Matt shares about the recent FilmVerse event, in collaboration with Voices of the Children, the Lincoln Theatre, and Underground Writing. Music by Luis Lopez and the Migrant Leaders Club.

Note: We are a creative writing program serving at-risk populations. We do not broadcast names or identifying details of the students we work with. 

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At the Beginning or The Best Drug

This is our first bi-weekly update podcast! Director Matt Malyon and Producer Alvin Shim met briefly in the UW admin headquarters to touch base on the many program goings-on. It's a short six-and-a-half minute podcast that features a piece of writing by a UW student and a quick update about our recent trip to New York with the Migrant Leaders Club to see Miss You Like Hell, written by Quiara Alegría Hudes. 

Note: We are a creative writing program serving at-risk populations. We do not broadcast names or identifying details of the students we work with. 

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