Check out the September 6 issue of City Paper, “A view of our city through profiles, poetry, and prose from Writers in Baltimore Schools.” The issue is filled with work that 19 of our young writers created during our 6th annual Baltimore Young Writers’ Summer Studio, with the guidance of Brandon Soderberg, City Paper Editor-in-Chief, and […]
By Sahara Page
The 2010-2011 school year was the beginning of a beautiful writing journey for me. Writers in Baltimore Schools came into my classroom and opened my mind to a whole different experience of writing — one I’d never had before. They taught me how to go deeper in my writing, use imagery,
A gathering is where it started:
I see black and brown faces talking about
white missionaries who think a bullet can save
me from my blackness,
And I feel at home as ever because I thought
I was the only one because that is what
society teaches you.
I’ve finally started writing
I’ve never written about this topic because the silence
Of my pen will never be as strong, never be as deep, never
Be as stifling as the moment of silence from a mother.
I’ve never written about this topic because I’m afraid.