“Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that to go on living I have to tell stories, that stories are the one sure way I know to touch the heart and change the world.”

-Dorothy Allison, National Book Foundation Summer Writing Camp Bennington, Vermont, 2002

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December 2, 2011

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Mindy Hardwick is a published children's writer and facilitates a poetry workshop with teens at Denney Youth Juvenile Justice Center. She is the co-editor of four anthologies, written by the youth at Denney, entitled, Call It Courage, I Am From, Because I Wanted to Be Loved, and Please Brave Me, Don't Cry. Mindy is included on the Washington State Arts Commission Teaching Artist Roster and worked with the youth of the Tulalip Tribe in the 2011 New Directions Music and Art Prevention Program. Mindy is one of the teaching artists included in the Reclaiming Futures Program at Denney Juvenile Justice Center. Mindy holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and is a member of Seattle SCBWI.