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"If Someone Paid attention to..." Part 2

Yesterday, in the writing class with Prof. Zachary, students shared their own versions of Alexie’s drawing.

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"If Someone Paid Attention to..." Part 1

In our book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, there is a drawing entitled “Who my parents would have been if somebody had paid attention to their dreams.”

Below is Alexie’s Drawing

Higher Education

Revisionary Histories

In the Coxwell-Teague and Melzer’s “What is Literacy?” reading, the authors suggest to read texts and prompt readers to “analyze composers’ purposes, think about both what composers state as their purposes and what other, unstated purposes their language might reveal” (9). 257 more words

Jess Walter's Song of Spokane

Jess Walter is a local writer here in Spokane. I’ve been immensely enjoying his and Sherman Alexie‘s podcast, “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment… 990 more words


5 books that I wish had a sequel

Although every book written these days seems to turn into a full series, back when I started reading books it wasn’t uncommon for an author to have a single title to their name. 527 more words


Sonnet with Indian

Perhaps one is more aware of it as one gets older and looks more and more for meaning in things, but serendipity seems to me to strike with increasing frequency and impact. 490 more words

Dark Angels

Spring City Arts Artwalk Awards

We’ve been so busy making neon, that we almost forgot to bask in the glory of victory! Last May we won a quarterly award hosted by City Arts Magazine, who recently featured us in an article titled “ 268 more words

Noble Neon