Student Author Book Publishing and BHS Library Contribution Grant
(Read the program recap here!)
2019 is the first year Bloomfield High School offered Creative Writing as an elective, and over 100 students signed up. It is the hope that through this grant, more students will become interested in writing both in and out of school and that students’ interest in learning about the craft will grow.
Students in the new Creative Writing classes are writing, editing and will publish their own books of poetry and prose. Grant dollars provide for each student to have a copy of their own book, and a copy will be made for the school library. This will be the start of the “Bloomfield High School Author Library” section. This is not only new to BHS, but also to school districts in the area. The creation of a published student author library will give every student at BHS a chance to read their peers’ works, encouraging students of all ages to pursue writing whether in or out of school. The project will also help new writers feel welcomed, celebrated, and respected while helping readers find connections to their peers that they might not have discovered without these books.
Students also visited the Poets House in New York City, to spark their creativity and to allow them to collaborate with other writers.