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Calling all families: ‘Write to Unite’

Young Writers have launched “Write to Unite,” a creative-writing campaign to help raise the nation’s spirits during the current pandemic.

“Life as we know it has been turned upside-down, and to help take our minds away from being stuck inside, children and adults of all ages are invited to help spread positivity by writing a poem, a story, or giving a thoughtful message to loved ones or keyworkers,” a release stated.

First established in 1991, Young Writers works with schools and parents, encouraging young people to engage in creative writing. “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone across the country,” Young Writers’ director Morgan Walton said. “Writing can be a great way to express how you feel, and for children and adults alike it’s important to come together to express a positive message.”

Write to Unite is free to take part in, and the aim of the campaign is to bring people together regardless of background or age. This is the public’s chance to celebrate comm...

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