The Young Writers Showcase was the final event in the Young Writers Roundtable series, which began in November. Of the students who participated, 26 students from 10 schools submitted works to be considered for the Young Writers Showcase. Selected students were chosen to read their original works, and all participants were recognized for their efforts.
“I am a big fan of words. Whether to make you laugh, to make you cry, to inform you, to take you away—I've always had that love affair with words," BP Oddo shared with the students. "To have young people on Staten Island who share the love for that and be so talented in using them is just a wonderful thing."
Special guests “Magic” Mike Lane, Sukanya Krishnan, Kirya Traber, and Jay Miller also spoke on the importance of writing.
The event was sponsored by Northfield Savings Bank and the Northfield Bank Foundation.