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College-Bound Cleveland Teens Now Published Authors

Sarah Marcus, an English teacher at Saint Martin de Porres high school and local poet, spends her days engaging her students in “resistance writing,” using their personal experience to explore themes of race, class, gender and social justice. Such an outlet is useful for these students in the Superior/St. Clair neighborhood. These writing sessions led to “The Stories That Chose Us,” a compilation of the students’ essays, published by local nonprofit press Guide to Kulchur. The students also continue to publish online at As It Ought To Be and The Good Men Project.

Recently, WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland sent a reporter and camera crew to Saint Martin de Porres to introduce the city to its newest crop of local authors. Readers interested in a copy of “The Stories That Chose Us” can write email Ms. Marcus at

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