Kathryn Dunn, 2019
Hand Crafted in the U.S.A.
Friday Notebook – Method
Friday Notebook programs
are specifically designed to build a culture of collaborative learning among people with different backgrounds, challenges, and strengths.
Whether participants are four years old or 84, tapping into stories through writing – and sharing these stories with colleagues and a trained mentor – deepens their capacity for learning and growth.
Every Friday Notebook program holds at its core the simple philosophy developed by Pat Schneider: every person is a writer, and every writer thrives when they have a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop skills.
This method has been practiced in family centers, schools, after-school programs, community programs, prisons, housing projects, shelters, churches, hospitals, and clinics. It is extremely helpful in working with diverse groups of people possessing a wide range of skills and abilities. For over thirty years, Pat Schneider and trainees have helped people whose voices have traditionally been silenced to develop a powerful combination of language and confidence needed to overcome social barriers.
“Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level.
. . . A writer is someone who writes.” – Pat Schneider
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