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WITS Reading for Roosevelt & Open Meadow Students

by Mel Wells

Students from Roosevelt and Open Meadow High School had a beautiful, sunny day for their boisterous end-of-semester WITS reading at Girasole Pizza in St. Johns. Writers-in-residence Ramiza Koya and Jonathan Hill spoke about working with students, and Hill helped explain the narrative and visual aspects of creating comics. Many of the students’ pieces contained a range of emotions, from hilarity to heartbreak, and everyone received a round of applause after sharing their work. Thanks so much to Amy Ambrosio and Barb Macon for hosting Koya and Hill in their classrooms at Roosevelt, and to Paige Knight at Open Meadow for hosting poet Elyse Fenton. The reading was a great way to culminate a semester of hard work!







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