Writers challenge, provoke, question, denounce, mock, threaten, entertain, and inspire. They record and reveal the joys and rigors of daily life. They bring a voice and validation to powerful and poignant moments within a life, a family, a community, and a culture that would otherwise slide away and disappear under the gloss, distortion and lies of advertisers, conventional media, and politicians.
Writers transform memories, emotion, and events into shared social history. By touching souls, minds and hearts, their words remind us that we do not sing about or suffer through this human experience alone.