SCOE students from Gerber Jr./Sr. High School, North Area Community School, and El Centro Jr./Sr. High School celebrated the publication of two books containing their essays and short stories on Monday evening at the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) David P. Meaney Education Center. At the release celebration, students read selections from the books and signed copies for parents and guests.
The books of student writing were published through 916 INK, a youth literacy program which empowers students through a 12-session creative writing workshop. Since 2001, the organization has published more than 50 books featuring the work of Sacramento-area students. The series leads to a professionally designed anthology of essays and short stories by the young writers. 916 INK is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Award Program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission with support from the City and County of Sacramento.
The two books featuring SCOE student work—Voices in Our Heads (Gerber and North Area students) and Waiting (El Centro students)—will be available for purchase from the 916 INK website.