“Writing for the Soul Workshop for Youth is giving young authors in Joplin, surrounding communities and across the world the opportunity to express themselves creatively and to tell their stories to others.
I had the opportunity to meet some of these fine young authors at a book signing a little while back, and was very impressed. Upon reading the stories collected in their book, “Pieces of Me,” I was moved. These authors poured out their emotions, and the result is nothing less than inspiring.” -Benji Tunnell, Joplin Globe
About Pieces of Me Second Edition:
Pieces of Me is a powerful, cathartic glimpse into the struggles and victories of youth here in the United States and in Kenya that accessed Writing for the Soul Workshop™. Pieces of Me was the first book published in our writing program.
In less than a year into start-up, TGIM hosted its first book signing for Writing for the Soul Workshop™ from our headquarters at the time in Joplin, Missouri. If you’ve never seen at-risk youth sign their first autograph, let me tell you …it is amazing. On the day of release, our young authors sold completely out at Hastings Entertainment. Four days later, we were hit by the worst tornado in US history.
Life for us was forever changed. So much loss …so much death. Yet, it only made us stronger …we clung to one another. Participation grew by 113%, and has continued to grow exponentially to this day. The is a Second Edition Release. It includes stories from some of the survivors of that deadly tornado.
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Literary