While the pandemic rages on, communities all over the country continue to face systemic injustice. For our next theme, we’re asking our writers to consider what Justice means to them. Now more than ever, we want our young writers to tell stories exploring how Justice is recognized, served, and sustained –– and where it falls short. Whether legislative, judicial, nonviolent or revolutionary –– Justice must be served, and writing about is the first step.
While a student organization, The Decameron Project partners with a broad range of prominent literary figures – including prize-winning authors, journalists, and teachers – who compose our advisory board. They recognize the value of our mission, and help in any way they can to make it a reality.
The Center for Fiction supports and celebrates the creation of fiction in all its forms. It brings communities together as readers and writers of all ages to share and develop a passion for storytelling. Over its long history, it has featured Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe as speakers; and Edgar Allan Poe as a resident writer. We’re proud to partner with The Center for Fiction, and their KidsRead program, in making The Decameron Project a reality.