Niagara University’s Family Literacy Center is offering a free program this fall that is designed to facilitate creative writing opportunities for children in grades 3-8.

Sessions will be guided by certified teachers in NU’s advanced literacy program. Children will have the opportunity to dream and create while exploring their voices and creative talents through writing.

Working in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum, students will also participate in a bookmaking project, utilizing Japanese printing. Students’ written masterpieces will be published in the books they create.

Children are encouraged to attend all sessions, which will be held in the Academic Complex, Room 125:

  • Oct. 2, 16 and 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

An “Author Celebration” will be held Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m.

To register and/or obtain more information, please contact Dr. Kathleen McGrath, associate professor of education and director of the Family Literacy Center at NU, at 716.286.8309 or

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