• Reading to relate to upperclass friends in 9th grade

  • Finding books I had read or wanted to read in Harvard Coop

  • The Illiad

  • reading this book

  • When my second grade teacher photocopied my story and had me bring it to my first grade teacher

  • My third/fourth grade “novel”

  • Essay on quitting in 2nd grade

  • deciding not to write a creative thesis, even though that was what I planned and wanted to do

  • discovering that my mom kept a folder of my writing from all of elementary school

  • The horrible transition from writing safe papers to interesting papers in my first class with Lois

  • Paul Simon’s Graceland

  • reading as membership in a tribe
    Timé

  • the first of so many giant abandoned projects, convincing Mrs. Zing to take me seriously

    • I read so many great things that way and had some of my first really positive experiences with adult books
    • Reading with peers is so different from reading for class or reading alone
    • It was also a kind of peer pressure, and I read the books that would help me gain entrance to this particular social group

    Too complicated?

  • Experimental discipline - writing as punishment vs. writing as processing

  • discovering a love of critical writing, learning about how to make wise decisions about how I work best

  • realizing that writing was a real thing, that it mattered

  • By the end of it, I wrote papers that considered questions worth asking and used academic writing to help me think about things

  • changing from hating the made up words to appreciating the mystery

  • arrival of book during the summer

  • first week of class

  • seniors throwing them off library

  • conversation with Mrs. Zing

  • vivid description of story and how it changed over time, physically and ideas

  • Arriving in New Hampshire with a stack of books - my “homework” for the summer week

  • Dialogue about what I hadn’t read, my eagerness to be included

  • Print Shop!

  • Fight with my parents about quitting violin

  • No TV

  • ??? Will this work?

  • finding the folder, describing contents

  • writing Malcolm X paper

  • first day of Lois’s class

  • spoof of high school paper

  • Driving and listening to Graceland as a child and now

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