Voices on the Page
A celebration of Voices on the Page 2008, with readings from the winners and a special address from former cabinet minister and Labour MP Tony Benn, took place in London in May 2008; see 'Using Voices on the Page in an adult literacy class' (reflect magazine, issue 12) and 'Seeing yourself in print' (reflect magazine, issue 10) .
Voices on the Page was a national writing event for adults in Skills for Life/basic skills (literacy, numeracy and ESOL) classes in England with two elements: a national online storybank and an awards ceremony as part of Adult Learners' Week.
The aim of Voices on the Page was to get everyone writing and sharing stories
and poems. Nearly 1000 pieces of writing have been collected from classes all
over England. All of the entries are here online. There is also an anthology of the 65 best entries from Year one available from
New Leaf Publishers (www.newleafbooks.org.uk)