Joe believes that the ability to write is an essential skill for the 21st century. Effectively communicating is so important in so many walks of life, and that's why Joe is a supporter of The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center in Portland dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. This organization's fun, innovative programs enlist the support of local writers, artists, teachers, and community groups. At its downtown writing center it offers free afterschool workshops and writing help, and host field trips for school groups from all over Maine.
On Thursday, May 12, The Telling Room is hosting its Big Night 2016 Fundraiser, a celebration of student writing and official anthology release! This annual event features a reading from our writing contest winner, the announcement of its founders prize winner, student multimedia, live music, lobby activities, and more. Join them as they celebrate another incredible year of programming!