Writing For Peace National: A Brief History
Writing for Peace, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, founded in Fort Collins, Colorado, began in the fall of 2011 with its first annual Young Writers’ Contest. Since that small beginning, Writing for Peace has grown, through social media and community outreach, receiving submissions from writers all over the world, and hearing from those who wanted to join in support of Writing for Peace's mission. The organization launched Dove Tales, a unique and thematic literary journal, featuring the winners of the Young Writers' Contest, along with exemplary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography from contributors all over the world. Then, in continuing outreach and commitment to young people, the first annual Writing for Peace Online Summit was launched in 2016, with keynotes from engaged young activists from all over the globe.
The closing of 2017, as the world struggles even more with divisiveness and violence, has brought Writing for Peace to the next exciting step in fulfilling its mission: the development of boots-on-the-ground regional chapters, where members can work to promote and fulfill this mission in their own communities.
The mission statement of Writing for Peace reads as follows:
Through education and creative writing, Writing for Peace seeks to cultivate the empathy that allows minds to open to new cultural views, to value the differences as well as the hopes and dreams that unite all of humanity, to develop a spirit of leadership and peaceful activism.
Visit the national Writing for Peace website HERE.
We very much hope you'll join us in working together toward a more peaceful world, for ourselves, for the young ones, for all those who will come after us.