Early in 2020 a group of seven Seattle writers began to reflect on our experiences of living through the pandemic and constant stream of unsettling news. Lest we forget the little moments of our upended lives, we wrote…and wrote…and wrote. We collected our thoughts, outrage, and grief in poems, essays and blogs across the months.Writing While Masked remembers this kaleidoscope of a year. May it help us learn what to keep from 2020, and what to keep from happening again.
As the book became reality, we searched for a nonprofit organization that put our values into action. Literacy Source – who visualizes an inclusive and equitable society providing education and opportunities for all adults – fit the mark. We are proud that all proceeds from the sale of the book will support this critical organization.