OC Register: "Barrio Writers set to begin third year"

By Ron Gonzales, The Orange County Register

Benjamin Vazquez is writing director for the Santa Ana Barrio Writers program.

Barrio Writers is set to begin its third year in Santa Ana, working with teens and empowering them through creative writing.

Benjamin Vazquez, who teaches world history and Mexican American studies at Valley High School, is writing director. He said that the first session is set for 2 p.m. on  Saturday, June 18 at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, 310 W. Fifth St. in Santa Ana’s downtown. The program is free.

Writing can help young people connect with themselves, he said.

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