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RISE Book Project Release Party: December 30

December 30, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tyesha and family pose for the RISE Book Project

Stories from The RISE Book Project will be released December 30 at a special event at Byrd Bar Place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The release party is open to all and will include live readings, a book fair, and refreshments. Join us!

“We believe in the transformative power of storytelling, particularly through books, as a means to facilitate healing and ignite a love for reading in children. By channeling their experiences into narratives, the young authors and their surviving parents embark on a journey of self-expression and therapeutic healing.” – RISE founder and Executive Director Lynniah Grayson

The writers are children who have tragically lost a parent to gun violence, along with their surviving parents. Writing is a crucial aspect of their healing process. It allows them to navigate the complexities of grief and contribute to a collective narrative that extends support to others facing similar challenges.


Books will be available in print form for $25 per book.  Writer families will also receive 50 copies of their stories to sell themselves providing a tangible resource for those navigating the challenges of gun violence loss. 

To order a book, send an email to


December 30, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Resilient in Sustaining Empowerment (RISE)
(206) 257-6901
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