“I started typing. First a few scattered memories emerged, then they formed themselves into a story. As I typed furiously, I occasionally glanced over at my mentee, Lisbett. She was also typing non-stop, caught up in the memories that her song had evoked. A silence descended on the room: every mentor and mentee was focused on writing. I envisioned a big cloud above our heads filled with memories jostling for attention.”
– Ella Morton, mentor
During the fall semester, mentoring pairs explored how to translate their writing into digital media and enhance their digital literacy as well as their writing skills. This semester the program used audio recording as a jumping off point. Through audio recording devices and Audacity, an open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds, participants learn all standard writing genres and translate them into an audio format.