The house where I grew up was in an urban area, but it was a very large house with four rooms and a backyard that was also really large. My mom loved animals, but at one time, things got out of control. We had two cats and two dogs. Then, in the same year, they all agreed to get pregnant. The cat had four kittens, and the dog had three puppies. We had eleven pets now in the house. You can’t imagine the noise the dogs made barking and the cats made running on the roof every night.
Since then, I haven’t wanted to have animals anymore.
Last night we celebrated the release of the Literacy Review, Volume 17 at NYU. The Literacy Review is an annual collection of writing by adult education students throughout New York City, and it is produced and published by the NYU Gallatin Writing Program, under the leadership of Professor June Foley. Advanced Writing Class student Marilia Valengo, along with many other adult literacy students across NYC, read before a crowd of over 200 people.
In the video below you will see writers included in this year Literacy Review talk about their writing – watch for Advanced Writing Class student Murielle Mobengo at the 1:05 mark:
The new Literacy Review is here, and this time five University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students have their writing published in it. The Literacy Review is an annual collection of writing by adult education students throughout New York City, and it is produced and published by the NYU Gallatin Writing Program, under the leadership of Professor June Foley.
Click here or on the picture above to read it online. Students, their story’s titles, and the page numbers are listed below:
“Bitter Coffee” by Jennifer Alonzo, page 44
“Love Conquers All” by Marilia Valengo, 46
“Paper Cranes” by Yuliia Semenova, page 63
“Father in My Heart” by Wei Wen Zeng, page 92
“Take(c)” by Fernanda Sequeira, page 104
And here’s a photo of Yuliia reading her story at NYU at the annual Literacy Review Gala and the University Settlement delegation which attended it:
Here’s a video from the Writing Program at NYU Gallatin featuring some of the writers from the new Literacy Review, which will be published next month. And watch for University Settlement Adult Literacy Program studentMarilia Valengo!: