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“Writing Takes the Boring Out of Sundays”

05.20.2009

Friday was the First Annual Career Day for the Elementary and Bridge Programs at Martha’s Table. We had guests from all different types of careers from a lawyer, a banker, a writer to firefighters.

I met with a 3 children from the Elementary and Bridge Program to discuss their favorite part of career day. Pictured is Alexander, Bryan and Liliana, here Liliana is describing her story Ghost Haunting.

They all expressed that they love to write, so I asked them a simple question…
Why do you write?

“I write to encourage myself to be the best I can be and to express my feelings. I also write to inspire people to do good things. I write when I am lonely and have nothing to do. Also the reason I write is to make people laugh”.

– Alexander Perkins, age 9, 3rd grade. Author of the story, The Enormous Monster.

“The reason I write is to express my feelings. Many of my stories are based on true stories. My stories are a memory of my great-grandmother, elderly people talk about their experiences. I tell stories in honor of them. The ghost stories are very fast to write, and the story forms in my head as if it was waiting for me. In my way I think that writing takes the boring out of Sundays. Novels are my way of taking time to create many characters that are my inventions.”

– Liliana Campos, age 10, 4th grade. Author of the story, Ghost Haunting.

  

The children were also very excited about seeing the firetruck and meeting firefighters.

Thanks to all the professionals that took time out of their busy schedule to show the children their potential.