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

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NEWS

TOP Student Literary Festival Fun!

Our very own Adriana Trigiani, co-founder of The Origin Project, compiled pictures throughout the day at the Student Literary Festival.  Click on the link below to experience the magical energy of the day. https://fb.watch/giyudvfMEc/

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The Origin Project’s Student Literary Festival in Review

Check out highlights from The Origin Project’s Student Literary Festival at the Library of Virginia.  Click on the link below: https://vimeo.com/powerupvideo/theoriginproject

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Richmond Times Dispatch Column Celebrates TOP Milestone

http://richmond.com/opinion/columnists/column-the-origin-project-celebrates-a-milestone-birthday/article_9d864d79-1abd-5259-bd6c-75de5a46c64e.html

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The Origin Project Celebrates 10 Years with Student Literary Festival

On Friday, October 14, 2022, The Origin Project hosted students from Northern Virginia and Southwest Virginia at the Library of Virginia in Richmond for its first Student Literary Festival.  In addition to co-founder Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author David Baldacci and award-winning author Jocelyn Nicole Johnson addressed students in writing workshops.  Ron and Jill Carson of …

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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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