In September 2015, nine students from four different colleges participated in Writing Wrongs’ inaugural event. They interviewed people at the Opportunity House in Reading, Pennsylvania. They created a website and a print edition on the issue of homelessness.

Writing Wrongs 2015 Staff 

Seated, left to right: Stephanie Giannakis, Kelly Alderfer, Caitlyn Sablack, Rachel Lee
Standing, left to right: Dorothy Hoerr (advisor), Tabitha Lockard, Darius Pleasant, Malek Derhammer, Jacob Sims, Emily Leayman, Camille DeMarco (advisor), Dawn Heinbach (founder & project manager)


In September 2016, seven students from six different colleges explored the issue of addiction at Easy Does It, Inc. drug and alcohol transitional housing facility in Leesport, Pennsylvania.

They also created a website,  and their book, “Addiction: Stories of Hope,” is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers worldwide. The studWW2016Coverents worked with the intent of sharing strength, encouragement, and inspiration to others struggling with addiction and recovery. All proceeds from book sales support Writing Wrongs journalism projects.

The local newspaper, The Reading Eagle, wrote a news article about the event.

Writing Wrongs 2016 Staff