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Literacy Review

The Literacy Review is an annual journal of writing from adult literacy programs throughout New York City. Edited by Gallatin students, the book is distributed at a celebration that includes readings by the newly published writers.

The faculty adviser for the Literacy Review is Professor June Foley.

The Literacy Review Workshops

Out of The Literacy Review grew an annual, all-day series of workshops for teachers of writing to adults. Gallatin students involved with The Literacy Review help to plan and facilitate the workshops, which serve more than 150 literacy professionals and volunteers each year.

2017 Literacy Review Workshops participants

2017 Literacy Review Workshops participants. Photographs by Alex Mawe.

Literacy Project

In addition to the annual Literacy Review and Workshops, Gallatin's Literacy Project includes "Literacy in Action," which is a course co-sponsored by the Writing Program and the Community Learning Initiative; opportunities to tutor writing at the High School for Dual Languages and Asian Studies; opportunities to student-teach in a weekly advanced writing class for adult immigrants at University Settlement Society; and a number of other publications. Past Literacy Project publications include: Refugee Writing, co-published with the International Rescue Committee; Where I'm From, words and images from Morocco, Ghana, and Italy collected by Gallatin graduates; and 10 anthologies of works by University Settlement writers, most recently Unique and Incomparable.


Covers of Refugee Writing (published in 2006), Where I'm From (2008), and  Unique and Incomparable (2016).

Covers of Refugee Writing (published in 2006), Where I'm From (2008), and Unique and Incomparable (2016).