YpsiWrites - Write for Change

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YpsiWrites Writes for Change!

YpsiWrites is a community writing resource powered by EMU's Office of Campus & Community Writing (C2W), Ypsilanti District Library (YDL), and 826michigan. 

YpsiWrites supports writers in the Ypsilanti community and beyond through writing-focused workshops, events, resources, and activities. We also offer personalized writing support for anyone wishing to discuss professional or creative work. We believe everyone is a writer and everyone’s writing matters. We strive to make all people in our community feel welcomed, empowered, and supported at every stage of their writing journey.

Since founding YpsiWrites, we have sought ways to reach and celebrate writers of all ages and interests. We have done this through in-person and virtual writing consultations where writers can obtain feedback from trained volunteers. We have also hosted workshops on a wide variety of writing topics–everything from resumes to children’s books, memoirs, letters, poetry, songs, comics, college essays and more. We have created programs, writing prompts, and resources to inspire writing about art, writing to express gratitude, writing as a gift, writing for mental wellness, to name a few

Each year, we have a theme for YpsiWrites, and we select up to 12 writers from the community who represent that theme. This year’s Writers of Ypsilanti embody our current theme of Write for Change. You can learn more about this year's Writers of Ypsilanti by visiting our website: https://www.ypsiwrites.com/writers-of-ypsilanti.

YpsiWrites has become a vibrant and loved community writing resource where writers of all ages can celebrate and share their love for writing!

We invite you to help us continue this valued and worthwhile work in Ypsilanti, and beyond. Donations will fund resources and materials for programs, support collaborations with area nonprofits, and also support the recruitment, coordination, and training of our volunteers.  

YpsiWrites was co-founded by EMU English Professors Ann Blakeslee and Cathy Fleischer in collaboration with 826michigan and the Ypsilanti District Library. It represents a culmination of a decades-long dream to extend support for writing beyond the university and into the community.

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