The local Twin Cities public libraries, in partnership with the Loft Literary Center, offer free writing classes (thanks, Minnesota State Arts Board). First Pages, as this program is known, allows community members to taste-test writing classes taught by Loft teaching artists. I love teaching in this program because the students are grateful for a free class and are usually ready to explore writing. It’s fun to be the teacher watching beginning (or returning) writers find the bug. Teaching these students the basics of essay writing gives me renewed motivation to write and read essays. Today I shared this gem from Brevity: “Twofold” by Renee Branum.