joe says "tell room"

Joe believes that the ability to write is an essential skill that all children should eventually learn and one that has served him well over the years. 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.

This Thursday, April 6th, the Telling Room is hosting its annual Glitterati: A Sparkling Literary Ball. Held at the Eastland hotel, this night of revelry will include a live and silent auction as well as sumptuous food and drink to help support our free writing programs for Maine youth.

Learn more about the Telling Room here, and Joe hopes the event is a blast!

             Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.