Posts Categorized: School and Community Reading and Writing Programs

  • Children’s Literature and Adult Literacy

      For five year it has been my great joy, and challenge, to direct the adult literacy program of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The NH Humanities Council Newsletter features an article  I wrote on bringing children’s literature to adults learning English.  I wrote about our work with adult students and the goal of the…

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  • “The Writer’s Life” in Cambridge, MA

    I’ll be speaking at a National Writers Union/Cambridge Center of Adult Education  event on May 1st on a difficult subject. Writing About the Unspeakable is the name of the program in The Writer’s Life series.  On the panel with me are Mark Vonnegut author of THE EDEN EXPRESS and Iris Gomez  author of TRY TO…

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  • Christmas Visits With The Cat

    I have enjoyed Christmas class visits.  I went to New Durham School in New Hampshire and met all the children, grades 1 -6.  They are very fun to puzzle out with about what’s really going on in THE CAT WHO LIKED POTATO SOUP.  The children are savvy. They see the truth about the old man…

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  • EarthView – WorldView

    I gave a talk to students who are studying to become teachers at the University of Maine in Farmington at their annual Diversity Conference.  At the same time, the New England Geographical Society  was meeting on campus.  And a part of that conference was a 20-foot inflatable balloon, hand-painted to look like a globe, and…

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  • Folktale Festival Picture Show

    Here’s a photo gallery from our Folktale Festival celebrating  The Story of a Pumpkin by Hari Tiwari.  She told the story in her ELL class in Laconia, New Hampshire.  It was a story her father told to her when she was a little girl. And now the New Hampshire Humanities Council has published the tale…

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