the blessing of teaching
Whenever I teach writing at the Loft Literary Center, I am always amazed by the dedication of the students, the quality of the writing (based on sometimes crazy prompts), the bravery of the writers in sharing their messy first drafts, and the intensity of the discussions.
We have been told that the Twin Cities is one of the most literary metropolitan areas and, based on the people I see at the Loft, I can believe it.
Sometimes I get to see these writers again and hear how they're doing, and sometimes I send them off into their own notebooks and laptops. I hope that they all continue writing because they each have amazing and powerful stories to tell.