Essays Wanted for the 7th Annual Adult Learner Essay Book

The Florida Adult and Family Literacy Resource Center is proud to announce the launch of the Annual Adult Learner Writing Campaign.  Students from throughout Florida are invited to submit original short stories, poems or autobiographical narratives to be included in a published book that will debut at the 2011 Florida Literacy Conference.

The purpose of this book is to allow adult learners the opportunity to build confidence while also improving their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.  Organizational representatives can also use this book as a way to promote the positive influence their program has within the community.

Adult learners and their tutors/teachers are encouraged to work together in writing, typing, editing, and submitting a written piece. We ask that completed essays be submitted along with the completed online form.

Submissions should be no longer than two pages (500 words). Space in the book is limited and entries will be edited for readability. Authors can choose to remain anonymous or have a short bio included with their submission.  Only one submission per adult learner is allowed. Each author who is included will be invited to the Florida Literacy Conference and will also receive a free copy of the book. Free copies of the book will also be made available to all literacy organizations.

So what are you waiting for?  Get started with some great writing resources & helpful websites listed here.  Last year’s  book, My Way, is available on the FLC website in PDF format and can also be used for reference.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Quizaira Recio at the FLC office via phone, (407) 246-7110, ext. 201, or via email, recioq@floridaliteracy.org.

Happy writing!!

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