19 May 2011

Nackawic, NB: Pathway-to-Reading

Tonight, Thursday, May 19th, I am participating in a fundraising activity–event organized by the Nackawic Public/School Library: Pathway-to-Reading. In my treks to Nackawic to give workshops and readings at the three schools—elementary, middle, and high—I have not participated in this event before. The event will happen from 6:30–8:00.

Pathway-to-Reading, they say, "combines literacy and fitness" by having students (and their families?) walk to various locations in the town with readings at each location [something like the WFNB walking reading, Voices of the Earth 2004, in French Fort Cove park, Miramichi, that I read in].

The organizers have chosen authors and writing for this year's theme and they have invited New Brunswick authors to be their special guests for the event. Jean Dohaney and I for sure, but whether there are to be other NB authors, I don't know. After the walk about town, there will be refreshments and author readings in the library.

A very neat aspect of this year's Pathway-to-Reading is that Nackawic schools' students are to have their poems, stories, and essays on display in the library for the month of May. Hopefully, these student–writers will be there this evening to talk with us.

The organizers distributed piggy banks during the past years that will be brought back today at the fundraiser. They also have a piggy bank in the library for donations. Come to the walking reading tonight, if you can. If you can't, then drop by the library before month end to see the student–writers creations.

Nackawic Public–School Library
30 Landegger Drive
Nackawic NB E6G 1E9
T 506-575-2136

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