The youth panelists included:
Ethan Taylor - Author of two self-published books
Jayana Wood - African American Expo Writers Award Recipient
Alex Rene - Co-Author of the upcoming Amnesiac Prince Trilogy
Michelle Bao - Second place winner of the Howard County 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Essay Contest
Amani Ross - Winner of the WJZ 2015 Black History Oratory Competition
I was very impressed by these youth writers and applaud them in finding a format to express themselves. Mr. McCarthy did a great job of keeping the audience engaged by asking the panelists questions that sparked thought provoking answers. These youth were truly inspirational!
Here are some photos from the event: