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Vendor Essay by Sylvester Quast: Why Street Papers Are Important

Sat, Feb 9, 2013

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.

Street papers are one thing the internet cannot squeeze out. Being a street vendor is true community, face to face contact. Street life is not for an electronic zombie! It is a real. It is a raw, and stone cold reality. No bozo computer can simulate the human struggle that a vendor faces on the street.

By StreetWise Vendor Sylvester Quast

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

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