I've been hired to teach English at a local Catholic high school.
One of the classes I'll be teaching writing one - as in creative writing. My department head said it was up to me how I wanted to structure the course, and what works I wanted to include.
I'm adding a personal essay component - and one of the essays I intend to look at (before sending the students off to write) is Chesterton's "A Piece of Chalk."
Who knows what else I can sneak in! Maybe a Fr. Brown story ... or "Lepanto?"
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