Board Members / Staff / Volunteers

Onita Morgan-Edwards is the founder and executive director of Writes of Passage Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Antioch University-Midwest and an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University. Onita’s experience with youth includes program coordination, case management, and tutoring. She facilitates writing groups and is Editor-in-Chief of Thirteen2Nineteen LitMag.

Whitney Bell is an author, poet, and publisher. She studied creative writing at Wright State University and Antioch University-Midwest where she edited the Antioch Voice and Poetry and Art for Social Justice. A former youth group leader, she most recently taught fiction to ninth graders at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio. Whitney believes in the power of writing as healing, and reading as a way of understanding each others’ personal journeys. She is assistant editor and publishing consultant for Thirteen2Nineteen LitMag.

A’Lise M. is a youth volunteer who assists with reading and editing stories for Thirteen2Nineteen LitMag. She enjoys Radio/TV at her high school, and in her free time, she enjoys dancing, good food, cosmetology, and keeping up with current fashion trends. A’Lise enjoys reading Urban Fiction.

Jade G. is a high school Visual Arts student. She has worked on her craft since age 10, and she is currently developing her own style, technique, and skill level with different media including painting, printmaking, and figure drawing, among others. Jade has served as vice president for a local sorority’s youth program since 2017. In her free time, she loves creating hairstyles for herself and others, drawing, and reading Urban Fiction on Wattpad. Jade’s original artwork is in Thirteen2Nineteen.

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