libraries & literacy
As a child, Greg loved books and spent much of his time at the library. The first book he purchased with his own money (a book about Harriet Tubman) inspired him to want to make a positive difference. Soon after, he signed up for a charity Read-a-Thon & actively participated in it for several years. Those experiences sparked a lifelong interest in reading. As an adult, he has taken part in the READ public service campaign to promote various libraries around North America. The nonprofit he founded has contributed to a number of libraries & literacy programs. SCROLL DOWN
Greg has spoken at local library events as well as annual statewide events for librarians. In addition, he has spoken at events for local & national literacy programs. He also has participated in book signings (e.g. Cape Town Book Fair in South Africa) & on-stage interviews (e.g. Baltimore Book Festival). He also has done readings at literary or library-based events for kids, adult learners/ ESL students & intergenerational audiences throughout the U.S. SCROLL DOWN (Photo Courtesy of Megan Elizabeth Photography)
Many literacy organizations have ordered the books, workbooks &/or posters for their Board, staff, tutors, teachers &/or students.
A number of libraries and literary groups have also sponsored an edition of The Elevator Project. Many libraries around North America have ordered the books for their collections. During the pandemic, Greg has teamed up with many libraries & literacy organizations around the United States on long-distance projects.