Reflections: Voices of English Learners is a literary magazine of stories and poems written by students of the Literacy Council of Frederick County with their newly learned English skills.
Editor Catherine Coundjeris and student authors celebrate the publication of Reflections at a reception sponsored by Curious Iguana Bookstore in downtown Frederick.

Reflections is a united effort between our adult learners, volunteer tutors, staff, and sponsors, guided by Catherine Coundjeris, founding editor, and Julie Heifetz, founding co-editor. Catherine also serves as a volunteer Literacy Council English as a Second Language (ESL) Coordinator and instructor for our Writing Classes, where many students craft their stories for publication.

Submission to Reflections is open to all of our adult learners at the Literacy Council, including native English speakers and English language learners. We are always amazed at the excellence of writing we are presented with by students who are at different levels of language acquisition.

Third Edition, 2020

Second Edition, 2019

First Edition, 2018

The Literacy Council would like to thank our Reflections sponsors!


Jane & John Ketchum