An MA in Writing? Why?

I have to say, I didn’t expect to see myself in graduate school pursuing my master’s in writing. After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I thought I would move to the north Jersey/New York area and find work as a journalist–writing articles for the New York Times maybe or producing a news broadcast with theContinue reading “An MA in Writing? Why?”

On Being a Writer

For years, there has always been this lingering question in my mind: when do I become a real writer? I know, sounds crazy, right? But it’s true. I have constantly asked myself–is it when I have published something? Is it when I have sold a book? Is it when I have become famous and everyoneContinue reading “On Being a Writer”

Me? A Reader?

“Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life.” Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Ever since I was a kid, I have had difficulty reading and have been a slow reader. Because of this, it was always hard for me to enjoy books and complete reading assignments for school. I usuallyContinue reading “Me? A Reader?”

ESL Program: The American Experience

Published in The Spartan Spirit, February 2019 issue (holyspirithighschool.com) by Georgia I. Salvaryn Imagine going to a different country that is halfway around the world, far away from home. You are placed into a family that will be hosting you for the next four years, teaching you their language, their ways of life and showing youContinue reading “ESL Program: The American Experience”