It was a great day for writing, and we are so happy to have completed our first high school writing workshop. On May 16, advisory board member and former managing editor Tatiana Ryckman led a workshop with students from David Crockett and James Bowie High Schools. In addition to writing and critiquing (and some pizza), the students talked about various publishing formats including chapbooks. The Austin Review will work with our inaugural class to edit and publish their collective work as a chapbook this summer.
Thank you not only to Tatiana, but also to assistant editor Peter McCrady and Austin ISD representative Matt Meldrum for organizing this event. And thank you to the City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division for funding this great program—we look forward to additional collaborations with Austin ISD.