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Salas de Libros Mediator Workshop

May 18 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a two-day immersive workshop for Salas de Libros mediators. We provide a certificate, resources needed to host a Sala/Salon and support in strategies for building communities of readers. Breakfast and lunch provided. We will also have a kick-off social and reception, Friday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. on campus!

If you would like to attend this workshop and become a Salas de Libros Mediator, apply now.

Salas de Libros is a reading promotion program based on a highly successful program from Mexico called Salas de Lectura. Salas refers to spaces in houses, community centers and public parks, where people gather in conversation around sofas, cushions and comfortable chairs to build literate communities around books and civic engagement. Literary salons are based on Black and African American social, cultural and intellectual gatherings that occurred during the 1920/30s. Salas and Salons are intergenerational by design, engaging children, youth and elders, led by community members known as mediators who establish meaningful bridges between books and readers to encourage immersion into reading and conversation.

The Worlds of Words Center and the Southern Arizona Writing Project invite passionate readers and community members to apply to be a part of the second cohort of Literary Mediators. Interested mediators should be avid readers, be willing to promote a love of reading and literacy for social change, live in Tucson or southern Arizona, commit to attending this two-day workshop, and volunteer to facilitate a Sala/Salon in their community in Summer/Fall 2024.

Applications for consideration are due by May 1, 2024. Apply here: https://forms.gle/J2XsLN2kt2Cp3L577.

For questions, please email salasdelibros@gmail.com or any of the project Co-Directors, Carol Brochin (cbrochin@arizona.edu), Desiree Cueto (dwcueto@arizona.edu) or Kathy Short (shortk@arizona.edu).


May 18 @ 9:00 am
May 19 @ 2:00 pm
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Worlds of Words Center
1430 E Second St, Rm 453
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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