January 30, 2019
Thanks to the support of the Vermont College of Fine Art’s Young Writers Network (VCFA), 826 Boston hosted author Erin E. Moulton as a Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Teachers Union School Writers’ Room.
Erin hosted drop-in tutoring support in the Writers’ Room, conducted writing workshops, and presented a talk about the experience of being a published author. “The students didn’t know what to expect at first,” Erin reflected, “but then they entered the Writers’ Room and they got so excited.”
In a two-part workshop on creating heroes and villains, fourth graders created illustrated trading cards for their characters. Eighth graders learned to transform their friends and family members into fictional characters in a workshop on writing from real life.
The VCFA Young Writers Network connects graduates of the college’s Writing for Children and Young Adults Program with youth populations that are underserved by existing creative writing resources. Erin led workshops at our Egleston Square center during Boston Public Schools vacation weeks for two years in a row, inspiring many memorable trading cards.
Erin works as a teen librarian, and has published four young adult novels. In 2018, she served as editor of the anthology Things We Haven’t Said. Learn more about Erin at erinemoulton.com.