Reading with friends and family is a great way to connect with books and build reading skills. It’s FREE to join. Participants (minimum age 14 and up) will receive a free copy of Down These Mean Streets and meet every Saturday for eight weeks at Casita Maria. Each session is led by a professional booklover. CLICK TO REGISTER
• Dates: Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15
• All participants must be 14 years of age or older
• Books and writing materials will be provided
• Location: Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education
928 Simpson St, Bronx, NY 10459
With professional instruction from a teaching-artist the We Are Family Book Club & Writing Workshop engages in a literary “call and response” by reading, discussing, then writing short stories, essays, or poems based on the reading selection. An emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension, creative and expository writing.
The key to making WAFBC work as a stepping stone to stronger community reading is to have participants paired with “family–fathers and sons, sisters and brothers, uncles and nieces, etc. It’s family, supplemented with instruction, that will create a culture of reading for pleasure.