04/25/17 2:00pm
Cover of the fall 2016 edition of 2Rs4fun, which features young writers’ work.

Cover of the fall 2016 edition of 2Rs4fun, which features young writers’ work.

“Children need to be free, I think, or they won’t get to their soul as writers.”

Islander Mary Dwyer spoke those words that gave rise in 2008 inspired a program — 2Rs4fun — that she founded, affording young writers in the 3rd and 4th grades an opportunity to see their works in print.

A former teacher, Ms. Dwyer, has been successful in attracting adult mentors to work with the children one-on-one. The young writers have just issued their fall 2016 compilation of writings. (more…)