Our February meeting is going to be a little bit different. Which, in this case, is a very cool thing.
Inspired by a small-town Texas teen without access to creative mentors, young adult author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo traveled across America to workshop with at-risk youth at no cost to their programs. At-Risk Summer is a film about empowering the outsiders, being heard and never being counted out. The film provides an opportunity to redefine "at-risk" and witness, first-hand, the courage and hope of librarians, educators, program directors and youth on the fringe. When the filmmaker was often unable to afford a professional film crew, the kids became camera operators and sound recordists, all in an effort to capture how just showing up has currency.
Please join us on Thursday, February 19, from 7–9pm at Seattle Pacific University's Demaray Hall, Room 150, as we watch the riveting and gutsy film, At-Risk Summer, a documentary giving voice to at-risk youth.
From the road to the workshops to meeting acclaimed writers for young people, At-Risk Summer allows young people to be seen, heard and never be counted out! It also features the following award-winning authors: A.S. King, Meg Medina, Kathy Erskine, Ellen Hopkins, Matt de la Peña, Laurie Halse Anderson, Pat Zieltow Miller and Michelle Embree.
e.E. Charlton-Trujillo is the author of the hard-hitting YA novel, Fat Angie, winner of a 2014 Stonewall Book Award.
To watch the film's trailer, please click here! See you February 19!