This Saturday, Authoring Action’s 2016 Spring Just Us Program wraps up with a special screening of student written short films at a/perture Cinema. With the collaboration of local teaching artists, Authoring Action teens have combined film and music featuring their original written works.
Just Us, a program of Authoring Action, provides court involved and at-risk teens the life-changing, transformational opportunity to develop their minds and gain a positive outlook on their future through the development of critical thinking skills, creative writing, positive communication, team collaboration and the unique opportunity to learn how to write and create their own short films.
Teens in the Just Us program are referred by Forsyth County Juvenile Court, DSS and WS/FC Schools. The program provides a safe, professionally structured, educational environment that allows at-risk teens to give voice to their lives, overcome challenges and give life to their individual, personal stories.
Authoring Action was founded in 2002 as the ‘Winston-Salem Youth Arts Institute’. Today, the 501(c)(3) – now known as Authoring Action offers a wide variety of youth programs and community services created to engage youth and to train and develop artists and staff working with youth. Programming is devoted to building youth as authors, leaders and advocates for social change, redefining learning through the arts and supporting stronger communities.
As a literary and performance arts organization for teens ages 13–18, Authoring Action creates an opportunity for participation in the arts for youth who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to discover their authentic voices through artistic development and/or who may lack one or more critical support systems.
Authoring Action youth experience the power of the arts and creative writing as a transformational life process. The signature creative writing process ‘Writing to the Senses’ and spoken word methods offer youth the tools to discover their authentic voices, explore and reshape their lives and become the positive change they want to see in the world!
Just Us 2016 Spring Graduation & Film Screening is free & open to the public. It will be hosted at a/perture Cinema, 311 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 4th – 10:00am to 11:00am, with a Q&A to Follow. You can learn more about Just Us and Authoring Action HERE