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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thanks for Celebrating with Us!!

A view of the main floor atrium splendidly decorated for the party.

We'd like to thank everyone who helped us celebrate Project Read's Silver Anniversary on October 27th at the Main Library. We would not be celebrating 25 years of service were it not for the dedicated learners, tutors, library staff, and community partners who have been part of the Project Read family.

A special thank you to the learner-tutor teams who served as program MC's for the evening: William Barrett & Andrew Belschner; Noel Hernandez & June Nakajima; Mario ST. Rose & Marianne Oest; Monica Barrera & Anjolie Chidambaram; Ruby Trejo & Linda Dusanic, and former Project Read learner Carlos Soto.

A highlight of the evening was a special music and interpretive dance performance based on the writing of a former Project Read learner. Cuddles the Cockroach, a four-part story, is one of the selections contained in the Silver Anniversary Collection, a book of learner writing selected from two decades of submissions to the Project Read Update newsletter. If you were unable to attend the anniversary event, please come by the office and pick up a free copy of this fabulous book.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

25th Anniversary Celebration - October 27 !

Join us to Celebrate Project Read's
Silver Anniversary

Monday, October 27
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Main Library
(Entrance on Larkin Street only - the library will be closed to the public)

The celebration will include:
  • Complimentary food and beverages
  • A Tell Your Story Station to capture your memories of Project Read
    (video and audio recording)
  • Project Read tutor & learner teams to MC the proceedings
  • Featured guest speakers
  • Volunteer & community service awards
  • A complimentary book of learner writings, selected from two decades of submissions to the Project Read newsletter, FREE to all who attend.
  • A special musical and theatrical performance based on one of the selections from this book
Please make plans to join us and bring your friends and family.

Call the Project Read office (415-557-4388) to RSVP.