Newletter, 5 June 2013

“Art must also be functional in society.” -Massoud Hassani
5 June 2013
Dear Friends,

Summer is here!  Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter. We hope to see you at our events and around the Boston-Cambridge community.

“What am I going to do?
Make a giant toy that explodes
land mines?”

Massoud Hassani,
Kabul, Afhganistan
Art is a force that drives innovation

comes to
The Bibliobandido is a masked outlaw that rides through town on a burro, ravenous for stories and terrorizing little kids until they offer him what they’ve written.  The Bibliobandido was conceived by REV in 2010 as a community literacy intervention project for Honduras, where more than 80% of the rural population is illiterate.Join the Bibliobandido on June 26th for an evening of books and bubblies at the
Centre for Social Innovation in NYC.
All contributions will go to student stipends and program essentials.If you dare, discover the story of the masked outlaw here.

Congratulations Colton Valentine!

Colton Valentine (Harvard College ’16) has been named the
SHARP Fellow for Cultural Agents.

SHARP (Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program) is a 10-week summer immersion experience designed by Harvard faculty and library administration. Working closely with Dr. Doris Sommer, Colton will be developing both short and long-term approaches to tracking and evaluating three inter-related dimensions of the PRE-Texts methodology, an arts-based literacy program.

Welcome to the Cultural Agents Team!

 Postcard activity inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’s “The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths”.
BPS Training, February 2013

Pre-Texts in Boston Public Schools
PRE-Texts facilitators  Tatiana Beltrán, Stephanie Cedeño and Gabriela Poma Traynor will join Dr. Doris Sommer in a training series for teachers preparing for Boston Public Schools’ English Language Learners five-week summer program .

Trainings will take place on June 6th, 11th and 13th at Harvard University.

PRE-Texts in Hong Kong!
Dr. Doris Sommer and PRE-Texts have teamed up once more with Wiseman Education to conduct a PRE-Texts Teacher Training Workshop. Wiseman Education continues to implement the PRE-Texts methodology in their
Literature Out Loud (LOL) Initiative.

A warm welcome in Hong Kong.

Stay tuned!

Cultural Agents & Pedro Reyes
reunite at Harvard
in July

Updates on this collaboration coming soon.

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