On September 21st, the freshman Creative Writers participated in our second annual Narrative Poetry trip to the Palms of Mount Pleasant retirement community. Each student was paired with a senior participant, and charged with the honor and responsibility of telling his/her story in a narrative poem.
This unit introduces our students to the process of listening, interviewing, and retelling stories in an effort to hone communication, empathy, and writing skills. This process will also help the students to engage with history through visceral, personal accounts. Once the students complete their final drafts, the Palms residents will come to SOA for a reading and a celebration reception.