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Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard (1945-present) studied theology and creative writing at Hollins College, near Roanoke, Virginia. She married her writing teach...
Cardenal's Prayer for Marilyn Monroe
The Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal was born on January 20, 1925. He is considered by many critics to be the greatest living Latin American...
Spanish Short Stories
At a central Kentucky high school, Spanish 2 students recently competed in a Spanish short story contest. From the 48 entries, a panel of 3 ...
Tropical Island Poems
I lived for 2 years on the island of Manila and have fond memories of my experiences there. I hiked through the jungle, climbed volcanic mou...
Spanish Short Story: A dog named Lucky
The following short story was written by one of my Spanish II students at Midway College. It appears with the English translation below. ...
Miguel de Unamuno's Prayer of the Atheist
The existential angst of Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) is evident in his novels, essays and poems. Along with Søren Kierkegaard, he is regar...
Oscar Wilde in Florence
Painting of the Annunciation by John Collier Ave Maria Gratia Plena Oscar Wilde Was this His coming! I had hope...
Francisco's Farm and Wendell Berry's Farm
Each year I reserve the last weekend of June to enjoy Francisco's Farm, a well organized summer crafts fair hosted at Midway College in ...
8 Ways to Stimulate Creative Writing
Three Minute Writing: Students are given a topic (or title) with the understanding that they only have three minutes in which to write on t...
Wendell Berry: Telling the Truth
Dear Friends, Your teacher, Ms. Linsley, has written to tell me about your writing class, and to ask if I might have something encouragin...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Six New Students!
I have six new writing students and they are working on some top rate pieces to publish soon. Watch for a new batch of poems, short stories and creative essays from students grades 6-8.
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