Posted on Sunday November 16, 2014
Last week we were lucky enough to have award winning author Lily King come to a Passages workshop, where she spent several hours writing with our students. We started with a list of prompts to write about…a red dress…a funeral…a really good sandwich.
Later, we were asked to write about a specific spot in the home we remember most. In another exercise, we were asked to write two truths and a lie, the lie being the most challenging part for many in the class.
But it was when Lily read to us from the new Telling Room anthology that the class lit up most, especially when hearing the words of another teen mom, in a story called The Bump. Students then took turns sharing their own stories, including these:
It was a wonderful day, full of beautiful words and stories in the lovely, light-filled rooms of The Inn at Bath. Thank you so much to Passages Teacher Joy Knowlton for organizing this workshop, to Innkeeper Elizabeth Knowlton for sharing her space with us and providing delicious food, to Lily King for so generously donating her time and wisdom, and to all the students who so generously shared their words.