Series: In Our Own Words
Collection: Learning Materials
This is the sixth collection of writings by learners enrolled in the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program, a joint project of Literacy Central Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University. The collection was officially launched on September 8, 2011, International Literacy Day.
The writings include both prose and poetry. Many learners wrote about people who have been important in their lives, while others described their experiences as new learners. Some learners wrote about places they have visited, or sports they have tried. One learner prepared a diary about her experiences as a member of the bowling team participating in the Special Olympics in Athens, Greece, in 2011.
Several learners are recent immigrants, and they shared stories about coming to Canada and adjusting to a new way of life.
The cover of the book features artwork by one of the learners in the program.