After a relaxing and satisfying summer, the blog is back in time to get everyone geared up for our return to Shortridge High School on Tuesday, Aug. 28. We are thrilled to be starting our second school year at Shortridge, which would not have been possible without the support of our volunteers and the Butler Creative Writing MFA community.

Be sure to check out the updated post about How To Volunteer (important reminder: even if you volunteered last year, you will need complete a new background check before returning, please note that the protocol has changed slightly). And if you’re here for the first time to see what Writing In The Schools is all about, check out our archives and also the Exclusive Ink blog, which features more than 100 poems and stories written by our SHS students. If you’re looking to fit volunteering into your schedule, our dates for the Fall semester are listed in the right-hand column.

Thanks again for the hard work and continued interest. We look forward to seeing faces old and new when we’re back at Shortridge in a few short weeks.