Alaska Writing Site
I just about broke down in tears when Harold Love read his first blog entry today. It was very powerful, and his drive to become a writer inspired me and the other students. They gave him a round of applause. Please be sure to read Harold's first post. You will see it in a few days, along with most of the other students in this class. It's fun to sit around in class and listen while students read their work. You can tell they are putting their hearts and minds into their writing. The students have also generated many interesting story ideas. Soon we will be posting stories about Jackson Lain, a young man who graduated from Kenny Lake School eleven years ago. Jackson went on to join the Marines and complete three tours of duty in Iraq. He also toured Mongolia. Now he's an incredible artist and sculptor. I can't wait to share our stories that show the many sides of Jackson. We now have students working on stories about the Alaska State Fair, and in two weeks we will be interviewing Neil Hannon, who also has a great story to tell. Finally, one of our students is up in the mountains with some of our portable camera gear documenting a moose hunt with her dad. It seems as though this writers' workshop expands daily the boundaries of what is possible.