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Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Beyond the Books

Author and teaching artist RJ Young works with KIPP Tulsa Preparatory student on creative writing

OSU-Tulsa’s Center for Poets and Writers aims to share the power of words

The vision for the Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa goes beyond bringing award-winning authors to town: The center aims to share the art of writing and its power to change lives with the community.

A ninth-grade boy stares blankly at a sheet of paper in front of him, at a loss about what to write.

Author RJ Young crouches in front of him, making eye contact and hoping to spark a personal connection.