Welcome to the Discovering Paterson: The Silk City Project blog. Here you will find many musings, insights, and observations from the students of Passaic County Community College about the many literary, historical, and cultural connections that center around Paterson, New Jersey. Additionally, students will share the many stories of the colorful Patersonians whom they will interview. Through this blog, students will learn the importance of writing for a public audience which will sharpen their mindfulness about how they express themselves. This blog will illustrate to students that they, too, have a voice – one that needs to be heard.