I have just returned from one of the most inspiring book readings ever. A group of students from the Durham School of the Arts have compiled memoir pieces by high school freshman into a wonderful volume, Other People + Me.

Rarely do you hear such immediacy and honesty from seasoned adults, never mind fifteen year old kids. The students that read their pieces were extraordinary in their bravery and poise. They had the room laughing through their tears on several occasions. They, and their teacher, should be extremely proud of themselves.

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