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Voces Teen Short Story Author is Published in New Mexico Mercury

Every Monday through Friday for the month of June, from 9am to 4pm, a group of teenagers have devoted themselves to the art of being heard. These teen authors have bought into a 12 year-old program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center called Voces. This teen summer writing intensive was facilitated by the multimedia hip hop theater collaborative Urban Verbs, under the direction of Hakim Bellamy, Carlos Contreras and Colin Diles Hazelbaker. Throughout the month these young writers, with interest that vary from poetry to music to politics to comedy to short stories, were given the freedom and form to develop their innate writing talent. Guest presenters were brought in as experts on different styles of writing and performance, as well as visual art, choreography and communications/media training.

Earlier this month, the Voces family was treated to a visit by New Mexico Mercury’s V.B. Price. Price made the students an offer they couldn’t refuse, when he invited them so submit stories to the Mercury for consideration. The first of those submissions was vetted and deemed “fit to print!” This young author writes by the name Alexandria Brown…and is one of the two youngest students in the Voces program this year. As part of the 2013 Voces cohort tagged as “the brightest stars on the mesa,” Ms. Brown is a very bright star indeed.

You can see Alexandra Brown (under her birth name) as well as the other Voces 2013 young authors on Friday, June 28th at 7pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Admission is free! Please support youth literacy and legacy in New Mexico. Join the Facebook event and share widely. Thank you.

View Alexandria Brown’s Finger on My Gun to My Dear Juliet http://newmexicomercury.com/blog/comments/youth_voces_on_display_this_friday

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June 28, 2013 · 1:31 am

TWITTER “TWORT” STORY BY VOCES2013 COHORT! #Realtime #Twerp #Twerk #ETC #etc …

Follow our TWITTER “TWORT” STORY! Each student takes a leg of the short story in 131 characters or less #Voces2013 @Voces2013. See what we come up with. (Tip: Read from the bottom up 😉

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“Why Voces?”

Why Poetry? Why Music? Why Dance? Why ShortStory? Why Not? Why Voces? Here’s why … because…

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June 7, 2013 · 4:27 am

Blog Day 3 by Espi & Abi “1st Day on Stage”

Today we went to one of the auditoriums and read some of the poems, short stories, and musical performances people prepared. It was a good time seeing what the other people could do, their strengths and their weaknesses. In our opinion it was still really awkward since we were the youngest people there. Being on the stage wasn’t very helpful to how shy we were, but it seemed it was helpful for the other people. We were amazed at the other people’s talents, including a new student that had her first day today. We got a couple of visitors and one of them is very good at painting (see pic attached by Tyler BKA “ANSER”)
We had most of the class reciting poems they memorized, and they were very confident in what they were doing and that made us more intimidated. However, we still completed the exercise. The poems ranged from love to betrayal. There was a monologue, a short story, beat boxing, and some writing prompts also involved.

by Espi & Abi

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June 5, 2013 · 10:00 pm

From the ground up…

Logo by Esperanza, Voces 2013 Participant

“Yeah, I write.” Logo by Esperanza, one of the VOCES Teen Summer Writing Intensive students this month. We start with a logo, branding, building…this is just the beginning…and they do it all.

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June 3, 2013 · 6:28 pm