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Conversations in Literature
Conversations in Literature — Workshop
About CONVERSATIONS IN LITERATURE

Individual Program
Descriptions

1. Responding
as Readers


2. Envisioning

3. Stepping In

4. Moving Through

5. Rethinking

6. Objectifying
the Text


7. The Stances
in Action


8. Returning to the
Classroom





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[Channel-talklitconversations] Why I read

From: Janie Slater <janieloveslife@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu Jun 16 2005 - 23:57:15 EDT

Why I read

I read to experience a more interesting life. I read to leave my mundane everyday life to go to a more "intense" place –the small, tight pill, the "fix", of the novel or short story. I can feel emotions there not readily "available" to me in the here and now "real" world. I can connect again to feelings of being in love, being in lust, longings of the heart, anger, betrayal, heartbreak, joy. But it's all fake/fiction. And, conveniently, I can lay it down as quickly and readily as I picked it up. Sometimes thankful it's someone else's story...sometimes wishing it was mine.

I read to see how others "do" life. A peak into others' lives and routines and heads.



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Received on Mon Jun 20 11:38:52 2005

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