Literature has the power to transport an audience to another time and place, conveying life lessons through complex characters, intricate themes, and multiple points of view. But who owns literature? And, more importantly… Who has access to it?
People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos is dedicated to opening doors to literature for new audiences. Through oral readings and rigorous discussions of enduring short stories, we invite underserved participants to find fresh understandings of themselves, of others, and of the world.
We offer literature reading and discussion programs in English or Spanish that invite participants to read, examine, and analyze enduring short stories resulting in:
In this difficult time, your support will put us in a position to resume our programs and initiate new program models for our changing world.
Thank you for helping us bring the transformative power of literature to new and underserved audiences.
Our programs reach individuals in diverse settings, including: residential treatment facilities, prisons, homeless shelters, adult education programs, libraries, and senior centers.