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30 Sep
Sep 30, 2022 | 9:30 AM-3:00 PM


The Literacy Review Workshops in Teaching Writing to Adults

The Gallatin Writing Program presents the 18th Annual Literacy Review Workshops in Teaching Writing to Adult ESOL, HSE, and BE Students. 


Welcome: 9:30 am–10 am

Session 1 Workshops: 10 am–11:15 am

1a) “Street Scenes: Descriptive Writing,” with Madeline Cohen, All Write!, Symphony Space
1b) “Writing in Role: Breaking Free of the Inner Critic,” with Jennifer Ault, Queensborough Community College 

1c) “Teaching Mixed-Literacy ESOL with the Whole-Part-Whole Framework,” with William Linn, The Literacy Assistance Center
1d) :What Our Childhood Knew: Translating the World into Its Poetry,” with Richard Lewis, The Touchstone Center for Children
1e) “Once Upon a Time: Sparking Students’ Writing Creativity,” with Manal Grant, New York Public Library 

Session 2 Workshops: 11:30 am–12:45 pm

2a) “Writing About Reading: Using Active Reading to Generate Original Writing,” with Jason Bocko, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
2b) “On the Stoop, In the Kitchen, Down the Block: Writing Our Stories,” with Susan Knott and JiaYao Liu, Brooklyn Public Library
2c) “From Reading to Writing Acrostic Poetry,” with Margaret Ibasco, Lehman College Adult Learning Center
2d) “Juicy Sentences: A Strategy for Enriching Essay Introductions and Content Development,” with Mary Carpenter, NYU Steinhardt 

2e) “Fufu, or, Writing from Your Own Food Culture,” with Mary Swander, Executive Director, AgArts and former Iowa Poet Laureate, and Hillary Gardner, Educational Consultant

Break for Lunch: 12:45 pm–1:30 pm

Session 3 Workshops: 1:30 pm–2:45 pm

3a) “Immigrant Stories Past and Present with the Tenement Museum,” with Julia Mushalko, Grace McGookey, and Dolan Cochran, The Tenement Museum
3b) “Earth Love: Climate Change, Literacy, and the Immigrant Experience,” with Caryn T. Davis, The Spanish-American Institute, and Christina Marinelli, Adult Learning Program, Brooklyn Museum

3c) “How to Use Film to Teach English Language Skills,” with Fatiha Makloufi, Makloufi Language Solutions LLC
3d) “Start Small: Writing Inspired by Works Published in The Literacy Review,” with Allyson Paty and Yasmine Garay (BA ’23), NYU Gallatin

Wrap-Up Discussion: 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please download the workshop descriptions (PDF) to learn more about the day's programming. 

Registration takes place via Eventbrite, starting Monday, September 19, at 9:00 a.m. The link to the day's events, all on Zoom, will be sent to registrants via email one hour before the event.


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