by Eight Oak Hill High School Students
In your hands is the result of twelve sessions of work and play taken on by eight brave writers at Oak Hill High School in Wales, Maine. In the fall of 2022, English teacher Jeremy Young invited The Telling Room to come and help these students think more creatively about nonfiction. During this residency we uncovered themes and subjects they wanted to write about, but more importantly we explored how to write about them, inviting students to think beyond traditional essay format. We studied how contemporary authors use segmented essays, flash stories, epistolary forms, and footnotes to get to the truth of what matters to them.
CHAPBOOK | $12 | Paperback | 2023