I love literature and writing, and I have had a dream of teaching and writing for a long time. When I read a great book, I dream of writing to that same level, and examine the piece to find what makes it so good.
“I also have a great love for older literature. It has a flavor that I love and admire, and I want to recreate it and convey my feelings for these books to others through my writing and teaching.”
My favorite writers include Sir Walter Scott (I especially love his Ivanhoe), J.R.R. Tolkien (my favorite author and I love all of his books), Lord Alfred Tennyson (my favorite poem is ‘Mariana’), Charles Dickens (my favorite work by him is A Tale of Two Cities), C.S. Lewis (especially The Horse and His Boy), Robert Frost (my favorite poem by him is ‘Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening’), Emily Dickinson, and Jane Austen (I love Pride and Prejudice).
I have lived in Hawaii, Tennessee, and Oregon, which have such different cultures and environments it was challenging to adapt. I have heard many stories, and met some very interesting people, and had many different experiences. I want to reimagine these tales and people and places in a new world. My senior project is a poetry manuscript, and there are a couple of screenplays that I have in progress. There are also many stories I have that I am developing, but whether or not they ever see the light of day, only time can tell.
I came by SNC by chance. My high school counselor gave me some information about an annual writing contest hosted by the English Department here. When I started to look at the school itself the English program fascinated me and I had a feeling that this was the right school for me, so I submitted to the contest, applied for admission, and got accepted.
In the future, I hope to be a successful writer dabbling in many areas: screenwriting, poetry, novels, biographies, editing, history, philosophy, et cetera. I also would like to be a professor of some university, hopefully Oxford. I am not sure if I will make it there, but that it is my dream.