Voices of Adult Learners

Voice 2022 front cover

26th Annual Voices of Adult Learners (2022)

Hosted by: TJACE@PVCC 

Please join us for this in person event on March 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm at PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building. 

Voices of Adult Learners is a celebration bringing together adults from literacy, GED, and ESL education programs to share their compelling stories. Students enrolled in literacy and adult education programs have composed a variety of writings about everyday life, traditions, childhood and personal stories. This is a yearly Virginia Festival of the Book  event. 

Please click on the links to read the stories and watch the videos (subtitles/closed caption available) of the winners for 2021. 

Dogwood Blooms

A Water Well
Written by Nang Lao, TJACE@PVCC student


Far From the Hotel
Written by Luke Dravo, TJACE@PVCC student


Like Mother Like Daughter
Written by Eun Young Cha, TJACE@PVCC student


My Second Hometown
Written by Gary Geng, TJACE@PVCC student


Dogwood Blooms

The Orange Life Vest
Written by Wendy, TJACE@PVCC student



Buy the Books


Crazy Animals 
Written by Eva Quezada, TJACE@PVCC student


How I Get Creative in My Hobby
Written by Inna Kostiuchyk, TJACE@PVCC student


My Karenni New Year's Tradition
Written by Cecilia Pomeh, TJACE@PVCC student


Dogwood Blooms

Shabe Yalda
Written by Fariba Paknejad, TJACE@PVCC student


What Is the Meaning of Country
Written by George Abudeeb, TJACE@PVCC student