Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Going Back In Time...

Yesterday, I was asked to speak at an elementary school during their career day. So I talked about being a writer. But what I didn't know was that this school, now a charter school called KIPP, used to be called St. Anselm Catholic School, which is where I went to first through fifth grade. So I found myself standing in my old second grade classroom over thirty years after having been in there last. It was the most surreal experience ever.

The kids were PHENOMENAL. These were fifth grade kids who wanted to know about royalties, book runs, the sale projections of a new book, etc. LOL . I was impressed, and it's funny how I could pick out the future writers. These were students who talked about writing and the emotion tied to it. I wish I had enough scrilla to fund a writers workshop for them.

1 comment:

business voodoo said...

just a thought (not having a clue what a 'scrilla' is)... all you have to do is show up and they have a workshop ...
keep up the good work!
peace & harmony,
elaine
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'