online event; open to all mentees
Unlock new opportunities as a storyteller by entering your original writing and art in the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (SA&WA) for high schoolers. Haydil Henriquez, Manager of the NYC SA&WA will teach you the what and hows of submitting while answering all your burning questions!
Bonus: Haydil is the new Bronx Poet Laureate, and she will lead you through a poetry prompt session with the help of Alondra Uribe, Bronx Poetry Project Student!
Haydil Henriquez is an arts educator, cultural advocate, NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program Manager and Bronx-bred poet. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Education from Swarthmore College in 2014, and has worked with communities across the Diaspora facilitating oral storytelling workshops for youth. Although Haydil does not possess a formal degree in writing, she witnessed the magic of poetry during her formative years in the spoken word community. Her writing challenges ideas of belonging and home, all the while offering a battle cry for liberation. Haydil’s poetry explores the juxtaposition of collective memory and Black erasure while creating a platform for a voice in its most transnational nature. Haydil is the inaugural Bronx Poet Laureate (June, 2021).