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I've Been Analyzed!
At the amazing McLean & Eakin luncheon last week, I had the great privilege to meet the students of the Red Cedar Writing Project, a summer writing program for educators who teach writing. One of the participants, Dan, chose The Girl Who Fell From the Sky for the group to study after reading a review--a few days later they learned that I would be in their town for the luncheon and they bought tickets for the whole group. What a delightful bunch they are! I had to give Stasha an A+ for insightful question about the theme of "counting" in the book -- really, all of their questions were so wonderful. And I was so grateful to Tim for asking me to read a passage I'd never read before for an audience. I could go on and on about this wonderful group-- I'd never done a presentation where so many of the attendees had already read the book. The class generously invited me to stop by their end-of-class celebration that evening which I did. And they gave me copies of their reflection essays on The Girl and the collection of their own writing from the summer program. I cried when I read them--the reflections and each person's willingness to share how their own stories related--well, just wow! Thank you Red Cedar Writing Project. Meeting you all last week was such an amazing gift!
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