Welcome to Write Away the brand new
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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In Memory of the Founding Director of Project Read

Barbara Bush and Olive Gamble Waugh
during Mrs. Bush's visit to Project Read in 1985

In memory of Olive “Babs” Wilbur Gamble Waugh: August 26, 1926 -May 2, 2014.

Babs had a special interest in children, literacy and education and was a generous member of Friends since 1965. She was involved in Friends’ creation of Project Read, a free literacy tutoring program for adults. She also served on the San Francisco Library Foundation Board, organizing its first Library Laureates Dinner in 1997.

We thank Babs for her loving dedication to the library and Project Read.