Our adult literacy program—All Write!—emphasizes that literacy is not only about learning to read but about discovering and writing about the world around us. Free of charge to Adult Literacy classes from around the city, the program is modeled on Selected Shorts and takes advantage of our experience with literature-in-performance to foster a unique learning environment for adults, empowering them with the experience of having their own creative work read aloud on stage, increasing their access to literature and culture and promoting understanding and tolerance among New Yorkers from diverse life experiences.
At the first program, students listen to a specially tailored program of poetry and stories read by well-known actors. The students are then invited to submit creative work of their own, developed over several months in their classes using curriculum materials provided by the All Write! program. At the second performance, the same actors return to read selected students’ work, a deeply moving, joyous and empowering event. Each student receives a book in which his or her work has been published and all teachers participate in professional development workshops led by All Write! staff.
You can make a secure contribution online through our web site using the link below.
You can also send a check or your credit card information to Development Office, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 or call 212.864.1414 x286.
Your contribution will be fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Performance 1: January 24, 2013 at 11 am and 7 pm
Performance 2: May 9, 2013 at 11 am and May 23, 2013 at 7 pm
View a short film about All Write! (From 1994) here.
STARTING Dececember 6, 2012, enrolled teachers can click here to view this year's stories and teachers' guide.