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Best Life Changer: Barry Maxwell, Street Lit

Best Life Changer: Barry Maxwell, Street Lit
PHOTO BY Todd V. Wolfson

Barry Maxwell knows the power of the written word to transport people in need. Reading helped him get through his own stint of homelessness, providing connection to the greater world. Now a fiftysomething UT creative writing student, Maxwell has transformed an Austin Community College class project into a permanent source of community good – providing books to those most in need and conducting writing workshops at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless led by pros like Elizabeth McCracken.

www.barrymaxwell.net

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