Aberg Center for Literacy @ Dallas Festival of Ideas 2016

On Saturday, February 20th, Aberg Center for Literacy took part in the 2016 Dallas Festival of Ideas. This unique free public event was hosted by the Dallas Institute of the Humanities and Culture and the Dallas Morning News. Different venues in Fair park were divided into the Physical City, the Health City, the Entrepreneurial City, and the Literary City - each featuring performances and panel discussions based on the various themes. 

Aberg Center for Literacy invited event goers to make their own magnet poetry in celebration of our Literacy in Motion event with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. 

Here are some photos from the event: 

Thanks to everybody who came out and participated!

A Way with Words - Live @ the Majestic Theater

On March 23rd, 2015, Aberg Center for Literacy supporters, volunteers, and students, joined fans of Wayword Radio's hit independent radio show, A Way with Words for an intimate evening of linguistic fun at the historic Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas. Hosts of A Way with Words, Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett delved into the quirks of the English language, and shared insights into how their own upbringing sparked a life-long fascination with words.

KERA's host of Think, Kris Boyd joined Martha & Grant on stage for an illuminating interview, and NPR's game guru John Chaneski led audience members on Team Martha and Team Grant in a rousing, word-themed puzzle game. 

One final highlight for the evening was when Aberg Center for Literacy's newest crop of U.S. Citizens joined the radio celebrities on stage for a standing ovation.

Check out the highlights of the event here:

Thanks to everybody who attended the event in support of Aberg Center!