Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Young Writers in Birmingham Final Celebration at Inglenook Library

On April 8, 2015, the Inglenook Library hosted a Writing Celebration as the culmination of the writing project that took place at Inglenook K8 School with the 4th grade class. Over 75 people, including Birmingham City Schools interim superintendent, Dr. Spencer Horn, attended.

(left to right) Dr. Spencer Horn (Birmingham City Schools interim
superintendent), Dr. Jayln Wells (UAB professor and director of UAB
Writing Center), Mario Lumzy (Inglenook K8 School principal), and
Karnecia Williams (Inglenook Library branch manager)

The writing project, termed Young Writers in Birmingham, consist of a partnership between Inglenook K8 School, UAB Writing Center, and Inglenook Library. Dr. Jacyln Wells, UAB professor and director of UAB Writing Center, and her students conducted four weeks of writing workshops by providing students with a list of topics to write on including things that they like most about Inglenook K8 School. Mario Lumzy, principal of Inglenook School, and 4th grade teachers facilitated the workshops and provided needed assistance. Writings were refined as the weeks proceeded and five of the students’ writings were chosen to be published in a beautiful and organized newsletter that was designed by Dr. Wells and her students. The newsletter, titled Take a Look at Inglenook, highlights the activities at Inglenook School as well as the events and resources at the Inglenook Library.

Students whose writings were published - (front, left to right) Jamarion
Carter, Rahkena Nall, Keyairuh Bennett, Marquis Kennan 
(back, left to right) Jalen Henley, Mario Lumzy (Inglenook K8 School principal),
and Dr. Spencer Horn (Birmingham City Schools interim superintendent)

Stop by the Inglenook Library to take a look at the Inglenook K8 School newsletter and check out the other resources that are available.

Karnecia Williams
Inglenook Library

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