Just Write

Because sometime the hardest part of writing is starting.

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Let's Go Back To The Beginning

Just Write started when D.A. Alston was working at the Boys and Girls Club as the Learning Center Coordinator. At that time she was promoting her 1st novel as well as writing her 2nd. Often times she came to work and shared ideas with her students which inspired them to want to write and tell their own stories. 
The biggest problem D.A. discovered was that most kids didn't quite know where to begin when it came to writing. They may have had an idea but they didn't know how to execute it. 
That's when Just Write came to be. Ms. Alston created a program with Boys and Girls Club as well as outside that would help all soon-to-be-authors start and finish their creative masterpieces. 
Since then there have been two major Just Write events at the Calvin Center where over 40 kids gathered to learn about ways to become a better writer and tips to help them get over the writing hiccups.

Photos from our Just Write Workshops!

We were so thankful to have speakers that talked about the importance of writing in music, expression and even how to pre-edit your work.

Busy working on their "Dream Clouds"

Busy working on their "Dream Clouds"

Sometimes you need to change your scenery to change your point of view

Sometimes you need to change your scenery to change your point of view

So what do you want to do?

So what do you want to do?

We are dreamers and achievers !

We are dreamers and achievers !

Working hard on a poem.

Working hard on a poem.

Ms. BexRainbow Trout speaking on the importance of using descriptive adjectives.

Ms. BexRainbow Trout speaking on the importance of using descriptive adjectives.

Two of our helpers helping a young girl with an acronym poem of her name

Two of our helpers helping a young girl with an acronym poem of her name

Where art and literature meet.

Where art and literature meet.

D.A. Alston helping some young bright minds.

D.A. Alston helping some young bright minds.

Musician and artist Tee DeWitt speaking to the kids about how writing is reflected in music

Musician and artist Tee DeWitt speaking to the kids about how writing is reflected in music

This is what we love to see!

This is what we love to see!

This talented young lady putting her soul on paper.

This talented young lady putting her soul on paper.

Our Mantra

Our Mantra