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Writing As Readers Class Shared Their Essays in a Unique Way
Posted 05/26/2017 09:10AM

Each year, students in Mr. Harris' Writing as Readers course write, revise, and record their own radio essays. Radio essays are personal narratives written and read by our graduating seniors, which are then backed by audio. Inspired by NPR's The American Life, this Williams tradition allows students to speak about topics close to their heart. Topics range from the relatively light, such as memorable vacations or favorite television shows, to the more poignant, such as family issues and questions of identity. Highlights this year included Isobel Griscom's '17 travails with a problematic passport, Sarah Billis' '17 history of her faith, Amar Viswanathan's '17 summer at the Coast Guard Academy, and Emma Furgueson's '17 account of being the child of two Williams faculty members. Insightful, funny, well-articulated, and expertly produced, these projects are a fitting way for students to finish their English careers at Williams.

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