With snow falls reaching record highs and no school on Mondays for the past three weeks, it may be tough staying focused. Routines are out of whack. Kids have been home more than usual. Let’s face it- we all miss school.
At El Taller, we have kept literacy alive even in the midst of a terrible storm through our offerings of enticing books to weekly writing clubs for both adults and kids. And with V-Day around the corner, it was fitting to not only write our stories but share them on the stage. This past Thursday, El Taller held it’s second monthly StorySlam hosted by Stories in the Streets organized by Nicolette Heavey. Many took to the stage to share five minute stories of that love- you know, the story that you can’t seem to forget. These literacy moments weren’t just moments to remind us to stay focus on learning and sharing during record weather, they were the type of moments you can find here every week.
From writing clubs and StorySlams to a book club on its way (yes, we are excited too), we invite you to come and keep literacy alive and help it spread across this city.
- Jessica Valentin
The Common Sage, Organizer