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January Issue of The Voice!

We hope you enjoy this month's issue of Young Writers Project's The Voice, a compendium of the very best writing, sound, video and images from youths all over. Showcasing their ideas, views and experiences, we think, gives people a window into the next generation's minds.

Young Writers Project wants more youths from around the U.S.! If you know a youth who likes to tell stories, write, take pictures, play music OR who needs some help and support in their writing, send them to and maybe you'll see their best work in this monthly magazine soon!


You are the gift!



As we approach this season of giving and thanks, we want to extend our appreciation to all of you for all that you've given during the year.

As you know, this site is managed by Young Writers Project, a passionate, small band of people that helps thousands of youths around the U.S. and world become better writers so they can succeed in school, college and beyond. Writing is a vital skill and we believe more needs to be done to help kids become proficient.

By continuing to provide us financial support you help pay for our time -- and the time of leading experts and artists -- to provide youths guidance and encouragement on or leading a workshop.

And NOW your donations can help an at-risk child participate in our new donation-based formal online learning center, The YWP Academy.

SOME OF YOU may soon be getting letters from us asking for additional support. We hope you can help. This is a difficult time for non-profits and we need all the help we can get. Your $5, $25, $100 donations add up. We appreciate each and every one of them.

As an update: We have opened YWP Academy to a small group of youths -- including one each from England, Sri Lanka and France -- who are trying out our learning modules. They love them! And they're working very hard on their own time. So we think we have a winning formula. (And they are helping us smooth out the rough edges and fix some minor problems for us to have the FULL GRAND OPENING in January.)

And don't forget: Our free, online respectful teen writing community is open to ALL youths ANYWHERE, so if you know some youths who like to write or who want to get better at it, send them to They will get feedback, support and may get published all over including on our showcase magazine, The Voice!

I give thanks for the many kindnesses in our world,

geoff gevalt


Do you have a story to tell?


TELL YOUR STORIES! This web community is seeking people who like to tell stories about their craft -- whether you be a weaver or a spinner or a farmer or knitter.

BECOME A BLOGGER HERE! No requirements (except to post a story now and again!) No guilt! Fun. Fame (well, maybe among us). It's EASY.

IF YOU HAVE THE URGE TO SHARE something you've done or learned or seen and want to express it to others, contact me at and we'll set you up to blog!


Geoffrey Gevalt

young writers project


What is this site anyway?

Creative commons photo by Freygundr.

This is a free site managed by the Young Writers Project for the benefit of those of you who love the spun arts, as it were -- spinners, weavers, knitters, farmers and the like.

You are free to create an account (we approve each account to keep out the spammers, so be patient; it may take a day or so for your account to be activated) and then free to create an ad selling your stuff and we have some categories on the left column to help you out. Choose one.

We ask that this be small scale -- no big commercial vendors, please. And please remove your ad once you've made a sale. Let me say that again: please remove your ad once you've made a sale or exchange. The community thanks you for doing that; nothing more disappointing that to see something you've been looking for only to find out that it's not available.

Some tips:

Guidelines and Ad Tips


This site offers free advertisements for anyone wanting to sell -- or find -- wool-related items from spinning wheels to fibers, from carders to books, from looms to animals. Those posting the ads are individuals or very small businesses. The site is run by volunteers so please be patient and kind. PLEASE remove your ad when you have sold your item, thanks! In exchange for these kindnesses, we encourage you to donate to our preferred charity, Young Writers Project, which is doing amazing things with young people. Thank you!


  • You must be an individual or a small seller,
  • You are responsible for being honest and forthright in what you are selling,
  • It is your responsibility to ensure safe delivery of products you are selling and sharing,
  • We are not responsible for any misrepresentations but ask that if you have a problem, alert us, WITH the link to the offending advertisement/community member,
  • If anyone violates our basic honesty code, we will make sure the ad is unpublished and the user is blocked and contacted.
  • PLEASE DELETE YOUR AD WHEN IT HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF! Do this as a favor to the community: nothing can be more frustrating to someone than to find an ad, follow up and find out that it is long gone. So when you sell, please come back and DELETE the ad. THANK  YOU!


About Young Writers Project

The Young Writers Project -- Overview

VISION | To build a generation of better writers by engaging as many youths as possible through  a respectful online teen learning community — and its direct programming. 

MISSION | YWP’s mission is to build a generation of confident writers who think, develop ideas and express themselves with clarity, civility and power. 



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