On Tuesday December 6, Powell’s City of Books hosted the release party for the 2010-2011 WITS anthology of student writing, No One Carries an Umbrella Here. More than 130 students, family members and other community members came out to celebrate student writers reading their poems, plays, prose and comics from the anthology.

The above photo features Lincoln student Lexi Walker reading “A Voice That Darkened with Age.”  Audience members may have recognized another student writer, Jin Mei McMahon from Cleveland High School, who read a piece titled “Her Logic.”  Jin Mei was this year’s winner of the Glimmer Train Prize for Prose.  She “opened” for biographer Stacy Schiff at her Portland Arts and Lectures event this fall.

Stephen Kennedy reading his comic at Powell's

WITS writers Hunt Holman, Mark Pomeroy and Donna Prinzmetal read pieces for students who were not able to attend the event.

Thank you to all the students, teachers, and writers who contributed to the WITS anthology.  A big thank you to Powell’s for hosting!