All this week, the Baltimore Beat is featuring work from Writers in Baltimore Schools (WBS), a program founded by 2008 OSI Community Fellow, Patrice Hutton. Hutton kicks off the series with her lovely and personal reflections on writer/Johns Hopkins professor/mentor Richard Macksey, who was, according to Hutton, the inspiration for WBS.
Hutton started WBS as a way to provide in-school, after-school, and summer creative writing workshops to Baltimore City middle and high school students. The program has an annual Young Writer’s Studio, a week-long residential camp for City students to develop their reading and writing skills. Learn more about the studio in our Impact Series photo essay, Notebooks Full of Beautiful Ideas.