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« Sunday March 11, 2007 »
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

  Teacher and writer Erin Gruwell will be the guest of Cleveland Public Library’s Writers and Readers Series, Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. Gruwell has helped nearly 150 inner-city high school students who had been ignored or written off by the education system achieve their dream of going to college. Free and open to the public, the event will take place at the Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, E. 6th Street and Superior Avenue.

A recent college graduate, Gruwell landed her first job at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California, to discover many of her students had been written off by the education system, deemed "unteachable." As teenagers living in a racially divided urban community, they were hardened by exposure to gang violence, juvenile detention, and drugs. By fostering an educational philosophy valuing and promoting diversity, Gruwell transformed her students' lives.