In Our Words (2002)

Canadians Reading Together

The Word on the Street is thrilled to present an exciting, new project in Nova Scotia for adult learners – In Our Words. This program is a part of a national program, Canadians Reading Together, created by The Word on the Street. Through the regional Word on the Street festivals a series of programs was developed to directly benefit adult learners in our communities.

The project presented creative writing workshops throughout Nova Scotia communities; each was hosted by a local published author and attended by adult learners from the area. To attend the workshop the learners were required to submit their work to a committee for selection for the publication. In our inaugural session, 74 submissions were received and sixty were published in this book.

The project had 3 major goals :
- to bring learners and local authors together in an educational and interactive setting through the creative writing workshops;
- to provide the learners with a forum within which to showcase their work and the opportunity to be in a bona fide publication;
- allows the Word on the Street to strengthen its ties with the literacy community.

For more information, please contact :
LIteracy Nova Scotia
P.O. Box 1516
Truro NS B2N 5V2
Tel. (902) 897-2444 or 1-800-255-5203
Fax (902) 897-4020
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