Ten years ago, Professor June Foley, Director of NYU's Gallatin Writing Program, started a writing class for University Settlement's Adult Literacy Program. We want to show our appreciation for this wonderful woman who has helped our students overcome their fear of writing and tell their stories to the world, all the while inspiring the next generation of students to be creative writers.
Professor Foley also founded The Literacy Review, a collection of writing by adult education students throughout New York City. To celebrate ten years of collaboration, NYU Gallatin and the University Settlement Adult Literacy Program have published Ten, a collection of writing by Adult Literacy Program students. Edited by Professor Foley, it features a wide variety of stories about the immigrant experience.
In the following video, Adult Literacy Program Director Michael Hunter says a few words about Professor Foley, then a student of hers, Josephine Lam speaks - and then we get to hear from June herself!
Thank you, Professor Foley!