Welcome to Write Away!
The writing forum for Project Read learners.

We've redesigned our blog so that adult learners working at Project Read can share what they have written with other learners, tutors, and the public. There are a few simple guidelines to be aware of.
  1. This is a moderated site, so submissions and comments will first be reviewed before being approved and published.
  2. Adult learners submitting their writing have the option of using their first name (only) or using "anonymous" for authorship.
  3. We wish to honor the writing efforts of the adult learner/authors, so no major copy editing will be applied, but we may suggest minor corrections in consultation with the author.
  4. Only active Project Read learners are eligible to submit their writing to the Write Away blog and there are two ways of doing this: send submissions via email to projectread@sfpl.org, or stop by the office with a hard copy of your writing.
  5. The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not represent those of the San Francisco Public Library and/or the City and County of San Francisco.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Wednesday Night Readers Book Club

Tutors: are you looking for a way to help your learner discover the pleasures of reading and to encourage him/her to read more away from your tutoring sessions? If so, talk with your learner about joining the Wednesday Night Readers Book Club... and you can join, too!

Members of the book club receive FREE copies of the selected book and adult learners can also pick up a FREE unabridged audio book. Then on the last Wednesday evening of the each month, we all come together for a friendly and engaging book discussion. The discussions are facilitated by two longtime Project Read volunteers who are talented at creating a nurturing and non-threatening environment for the free expression of ideas. It's a great experience for both learners and their tutors.

Here is a list of books which we will be reading and discussing over the next few months:

February 28 meeting -- Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
(book available now)

March 28 meeting -- The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
(book available on or after Feb. 28)

April 25 meeting -- Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
(book available on or after March 28)

May 30 meeting -- Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
(book available on or after April 25)

Feel free to call the Project Read office (415-557-4388) for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

1 comment:

Regina said...

Good for people to know.