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Now Hear This! Launch

November 8th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

Now Hear This!, an outreach program that sends professional writers into schools to conduct writing workshops with students, is launching their first anthology of student and teacher writing: “Descant Arts & Letters Foundation’s Now Hear This! literacy program is in the mood to celebrate.

Between February and May 2007, over seven hundred students, ten writers and ten teachers took part in twelve weeks of innovative writing workshops in Toronto high school classrooms as part of Students, Writers and Teachers (S.W.A.T), a Now Hear This! initiative. After a smashingly successful inaugural year, S.W.A.T. is proud to present The Armadillo, an anthology of creative writing by student participants of the program. The Armadillo showcases the greatest hits of the S.W.A.T. program: student-written stories, poems, personal essays, reviews and screenplays documenting the success of Toronto’s first-ever ongoing writers-in-schools program.

Join us at the Now Hear This! celebration, Monday, November 19 from 7-9pm at the Gardiner Museum (Terrace Room, 3rd Floor, 111 Queen’s Park). This evening is a chance to recognize everyone’s enthusiastic participation in the program, hear from writers-in-residence and students about their experiences, give kudos to those who helped make the program possible, enjoy some nibbles and generally celebrate Now Hear This!’s success. Everyone is welcome, so tell your friends and fans.

The details: WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2007, 7:00-9:00 pm WHERE: The Gardiner Museum, Terrace Room (3rd Floor) Subway Station: Museum WHO: Everyone is welcome at this free event”

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