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Virginia Commission for the Arts “50 for 50”
Arts Inspiration Award

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NEWS

Celebrating Writing, Imagination and Valentine’s Day with Adriana Trigiani

  On Thursday, February 3, 2022, six TOP elementary schools met virtually with Adriana Trigiani to celebrate the publication of her new children’s book, The House of Love.  Students not only asked Trigiani questions about her main character, Mia Valentina, but also pitched their own stories and spoke of Valentine’s day celebrations in their own …

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WCYB and FOX 39 Highlight The Origin Project’s Visit With Author/Illustrator Barry Gott

On November 18, 2021, students from several schools taking part in The Origin Project participated in the third in a series of virtual author events featuring the author and illustrator of several children’s books and greeting cards, Barry Gott.  The Origin Project’s co-founders Adriana Trigiani and Nancy Bolmeier Fisher welcomed students from Holston View Elementary …

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Author/Illustrator Christopher Browne Discusses His Creative Process Virtually with Students

In the second of three virtual author events in 2021, The Origin Project welcomed author/illustrator Christopher Browne via Zoom webinar on October 28.  Browne, the author and illustrator of the Marlo series of children’s books and his most recent Strong as Stone, answered student questions about his creative process.  Browne told students he began sketching …

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The Multi-Talented Val Emmich Joins The Origin Project Virtually Kicking Off the First in the 2021-2022 Author Series

On October 14, 2021, students participating in The Origin Project were treated to the first of three virtual author events in our fall series with author, actor and singer/songwriter Val Emmich.  Emmich’s young adult novels Dear Evan Hansen and Maybe We’re Electric continue to garner critical acclaim.  The author told students to write about events, …

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The Origin Project Named One of Dominion Energy’s 2021 ArtStars

The Origin Project was named one of five 2021 Dominion Energy ArtStars honored during the January 26, 2021 Virginia Commission for the Arts’ ArtWorks virtual conference.  For more details, please check out the link below. ArtStars TOP Press Release Kingsport Times News

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Phoebus High School students pilot The Origin Project (TOP)

Nearly 80 students at Phoebus High School are taking their writing to a new level. These students are participating in The Origin Project.

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Jarrett Krosoczka journeying to Abingdon to joining the panel “Talking Our Way Out” for an important discussion about addiction.

We are deeply grateful to Jarrett Krosoczka for journeying to Abingdon for writing workshops with the students…

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National Book Award Winner Jarrett Krososka will be traveling to Southwest Virginia to spend time with your students and community

National Book Award Winner Jarrett Krososka will be traveling to Southwest Virginia.

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The Origin Project receives $10K award from Dominion Energy

The Origin Project was one of five non-profit organizations across Virginia to be recognized as 2019 Dominion Energy ArtStars for inspiring people of all ages in creative endeavors.

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Southwest Virginia Students Become Published Authors Through the Origin Project
June 2, 2017

Imagine becoming a published author before graduating high school – or even middle school.

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