WRITERS FOR WATERBRIDGE OUTREACH EVENTS
Our inaugural Writers for WaterBridge Outreach event took place in October 2015 with authors Karen Joy Fowler and Gail Tsukiyama. This launched an important new Writers for WaterBridge Outreach Book Project, publishing books in the native language of communities where there are limited teaching and learning resources, and where any access to books is especially difficult. Our first book project was producing 8000 booklets in Kiswahili, the lingua franca of East Africa, working in close collaboration with Melissa Queyquep of The Foundation for Tomorrow (TFFT) in Arusha, Tanzania. As writers who have long been inspired by words on a page," Gail comments, "this project allows us to give back the gifts we've been given."