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May 26, 2008

photo of Susan

Our story this week is a special event, because we are launching a learner's story on the Internet, and you can read her story as well as hear it, with the proper audio program as shown below. The author, Susan Thomson, is from Gravenhurst, Ontario. Susan is enrolled in literacy classes at the Literacy Society of South Muskoka.

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As a Student at the Literacy Society

by Susan Thomson

As a student at the Literacy Society, I have come a long way. On Wednesday's we have a women's group. In the group we discuss women's issues and our own experiences of being a woman. I attend this group regularly. It has been a good thing for me. It has helped me with my self confidence. Just recently I have started to attend a group called "Being creative with art." I find it a lot of fun. It lets me show my creative side. And it lets me express myself in a different way.

People think that because we go there that we don't have any skills and or talents. But we do, so we decided to have an open house on June 24 at the Gravenhurst Opera House. It goes from 1pm to 5pm. The open house is called "Literacy, Not Just Words." It lets us show that we do have skills and talents. Because of this I have found a new talent which I didn't know I had. I can write poems, and I didn't know I could do this. And they are actually good, which I am proud of! My poetry will be show-cased at the open house in June as well as other student's talents like art, writing, displays etc. I will also have some art show cased as well. I thank the literacy society for helping me every day. Especially Jo and Lyn. They are all so friendly. And they are there to help you.

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