It is with great pleasure that I introduce the 2008 yearbook, Beauty Galore: a year of learning with the Halifax Community Learning Network. The title comes from a poem by Spring Garden Road Library Adult Learning Program student Jane Burchell.
Like many of those who share their writing in this book, Jane is a natural storyteller who draws upon her own experiences in her creative writing.
Enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas near Dharamsala, India
I like to think that the best of what we do at HCLN is to help those who come here to learn to find their voice and have the opportunity to express themselves, often for the first time. The stories are there but it takes the patience and dedication of volunteer tutors and the hard work of those who attend programs to release them to the world.
In this collection, you will find stories of hope and dreams, loss and learning.
There is indeed, beauty galore.