Tuesday, May 26, 2009
2009 Big Read - D.C. Final Chapter - "BRIDGES"
Students from Calvin Coolidge High School and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf will release their book, BRIDGES: Hearing and Deaf Students Connect Through Poetry, Friday, May 29 at 6 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Streets, NW.
This year, the Big Read – D.C. introduced a landmark literacy program to these two very distinguished schools. Washington, DC’s Calvin Coolidge High School and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) participated in a project called Book-in-a-Day. Over the course of two six-hour workshops, the students worked together diligently to write and publish a book of their poetry. The workshop is the creation of poet and publisher Kwame Alexander.
This will be the final program for the 2009 Big Read - D.C. The event will also include the teachers and principals from Coolidge and MSSD; Joy Ford Austin, Executive Director of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC; Gloria Nauden, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Michon Boston, Project Director for the 2009 Big Read - D.C.; and Kwame Alexander of Book-in-a-Day.
Students will read and sign copies of the book for the final program. There is no admission fee for the event. The price of the book is $10.
For information, call 202-387-8391 or email dcbigread@wdchu