On-boarding New Board Members! Part 1

Our mighty team is growing! This spring, MOI’s crew welcomed six new board members aboard, each with the skills necessary to help our crew navigate the seas of literacy, all dedicated to our mission to provide students with the tools to think creatively, write effectively, and succeed academically.

Get to know three of our new board members by reading their answers to the following interview questions below. Follow MOI on Facebook @mspmoi or Twitter @moi_msp to know when part 2 of this blog is available!

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May Newsletter: The Books are Here and so is Summer

Letter from the Executive Director: May was a busy month! We celebrated the hard work of our students this year with three book release parties, two newly published anthologies, and one fabulous visit to our Writers’ Room at South High School from acclaimed author Tommy Orange.

Porthole into Programming: MOI is also offering Creative Writing Workshops on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. throughout the summer for students ages 7 to 17. Mark your calendar for a fun and creative afternoon with MOI on June 12, June 19, July 10, July 24, August 7, and August 21!

Student Spotlight: Our students are celebrating their status as #published authors and looking forward to summer break. Last week, our after-school writers tackled the question, “What color is summer?” Read the newsletter to see what second-grader Jamal had to say.

In the News: Minnesota Native News covered the party and even recorded tenth-grader Ava Keezer reading an unpublished poem written only days before the event! Find the link to listen to the story in this newsletter.

Call to Action: Let the young authors in your community know that you value their voice by purchasing a book of student writing today from MOI's store!

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Celebrating Two Publications and the Young Authors Who Wrote Them

May is an exciting time of year. At MOI, we’re celebrating the publication of two new anthologies: Indigenous Originated: Walking in Two Worlds— by ninth- and tenth-grade All Nations students at South High School involved in the Young Authors’ Book Project—and Like a Forest Growing, by the young authors from After-School Homework Help. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

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