Geoffrey W. Gevalt
Geoffrey W. Gevalt is the founder and director of Young Writers Project. Geoffrey enjoyed a 33-year career in journalism, mostly in print publications, in Baltimore, Boston, New York City, Maine, Ohio and Vermont. His work centered on narrative, data analyses and investigation. In 1995, he led the creation of what was then the 13th newspaper website on the Internet. As a writer he won numerous state, regional and national awards and as an editor shared in the George H. Polk award for investigative journalism. He led a 1997 reprise of the Akron Beacon Journal’s 1994 Pulitzer Prize winning series on the impact of race in daily life and, for several years, was a juror for the Pulitzer Prize in Beat Reporting. In 2006, he left his position as managing editor of The Burlington Free Press to start The Young Writers Project which has, since then, connected with 110,000+ youths and greatly enriched Gevalt’s life. More of Gevalt’s stories can be found on cowbird.com and medium.com.