SUNY Empire State College students at the Center for Distance Learning are sharing their writing at The National Gallery of Writing, an online gallery hosted by the National Council of Teachers of English. While anyone can post writing that is important to them, including lists, memoirs, short stories, memos, essays, poetry, and other forms, groups can request Local Galleries to house their writing.
The Empire State College CDL Writers local gallery at http://www.galleryofwriting.org/galleries/2155544 currently has the work of six student writers – and more is coming. The current writing includes: “Raw Foodism: The Impractical Truth,” an opinion piece by Lauren Echo; “Are Ants Really Like Humans?” an essay by Cathy DeNicola, a student who enrolled in CDL after a 17-year absence from school; “Comparative Analysis of Ophelia in Hamlet vs. Ophelia in Child of God,” by Carmen Buzea; “Beauty Has No Price: Breaking the Cycle of Cosmetic Consumerism,” an essay by Jennifer Dewey; “The Garden,” a short story by Sara Yurt; and “From Deadlines to Doctors and Answers for an Advocate,” an essay by Mena Mazza.
Student writing was created for CDL writing and literature courses and recommended by faculty for review and inclusion in the local gallery.
“This is a good way of honoring our students’ work, making it easy for them to share their writing with others, and showing the world what Empire State College CDL writers are doing,” said CDL mentor Susan Oaks, who arranged for this local gallery.
The National Gallery of Writing is hosted by the National Council of Teachers of English, an organization devoted since 1911 to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.