“Telling a story, or writing an argumentative essay is like weaving threads of thoughts and ideas, facts and experiences, and beliefs and histories into a beautiful and intricate fabric.” Andreya Aitchison says that writing helps her to express herself and to grow into her own identity along with the chance to explore society’s behavior.
“I love to write about the big questions; like how do we choose to relate with one another, why we are here, and what we should do while we exist,” said Aitchison via email.
Watching survivor testimony on video, with Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel when he was still alive, was powerful as well.
When he was still alive, we could ask him questions, a leisure not provided in books.
The level of cruelty and turpitude is almost unfathomable.
Survivor testimonies of the suffering and heartbreak could bring one to tears.
She also enjoys the structure of Debra Rosenblum’s class, which she says is uniquely nurturing.
“I am surrounded by a talented group of students, and a fun-natured teacher, who is a professional writer herself.
Both are enrolled in the English-Language Arts class taught by Debra Rosenblum.
In a generation more accustomed to text messages, each of these writers expresses a passion for creative writing, essays and poetry.