Awards Ceremony and Journeys Readings

Our Awards Ceremony and Journeys Readings are annually celebrated with the adult literacy community in Minnesota. The evening begins with an awards ceremony to recognize adult literacy students, volunteers and community partners for their outstanding achievements. After the awards, learners will share their original stories and poems, many of which are featured in our annual publication Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writing.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Minnesota History Center. The History Center is free for all on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to close, so come early and tour the exhibits! | 345 W. Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55102  See directions and parking information

  • 6 p.m. | Awards Ceremony:   Learners, volunteers and community partners from across Minnesota will be honored for their exceptional work in literacy.
  • 7 p.m. | Journeys Readings: Learners enrolled in adult literacy programs throughout the state will read their stories and poems from Journeys. There will be four separate reading rooms, featuring a total of 80 readers. To ensure that as many readers as possible have the opportunity to share, please limit readings to three minutes per person.
  • 8 p.m. | Reception: Refreshments will be served. 

Questions about the Awards Ceremony? Contact Wendy Roberts at 651-251-9063 or

Questions about the Journeys Reading? Contact Liam Shramko at 651-251-9060 or


Awards Ceremony and Journeys Readings Registration

If you’re not affiliated with an ABE program and would like to RSVP for the event, please fill out this form!

We have reached capacity for our Journeys event. We still have space for the Awards Ceremony at 6 PM.
We are at maximum capacity for student readers. Any readers registered at this point will be added to the wait list.
We are at maximum capacity for student readers. Any readers registered at this point will be added to the wait list. Please note that any learner enrolled in an adult literacy program is welcome to sign up to read an original story or poem. Readers who are published authors in the Journeys book will be given preference if a waiting list develops. Please limit the length of each reading to three minutes. Readers are responsible for bringing their own copy of their story or poem.