StreetWise hosts a writing workshop for StreetWise participants to learn, practice and strengthen their compositional skills. Every Monday, Volunteer Marcie Bearman leads the workshop, which has grown quite popular. The following essay was written during the workshop in honor of Street Paper Vendor Week 2013.
I think [street papers are] important because the articles have value. The information is about true and important things. The focus of StreetWise is on the problems of local and individual lives in Chicago, rather than on more general, national and international news.
By StreetWise Vendor Dianna Thomas
To learn more about how you can get involved with Street Paper Vendor Week 2013 and the fun digital programs StreetWise is hosting, click HERE.
To learn more about our StreetWise vendors and their unique, individual stories, click HERE