ST. CLOUD, Minnesota (AP) – A group of writers gathered in a room at the Great River Regional Library Thursday evening, sipping cups of Somali tea and enjoying slices of cake while reading through poetry displayed in small glass centerpieces at the front of the room.
The event celebrated the work of immigrants who enrolled in a weekly English course held from the La Cruz Community Center. Since 2020, the adult primary education class has been teaching students English and other life skills through the medium of poetry, reported the St. Cloud Times.