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Melissa Peisker commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I hate it so much when people get up onstage and just tell their life story. I don't feel like I take anything away because it's not a piece with theme or plot or anything. Also, then there's a lot of people who I now know their life…"
Apr 12, 2012
Amy Pine commented on Erik Savitt's blog post The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood
"I like that I am seeing lots of nonfiction popping up for IR books, mainly because I read a lot of fiction and want some good suggestions. It also gives me a little snippit of what interests my students outside the classroom, and I enjoy getting to…"
Mar 30, 2012
Nick Fishburn commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I'm glad that you posted this blog, as I think this topic was on everybody's mind including my own. I agree that Writer's Week has turned into more of a one-way counseling session for readers. I understand the want of the presenters…"
Mar 21, 2012
Daniel Jun commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I agree to some point - Writer's Week this year had a lot of people who vented out their feelings out on a piece of paper and let their emotions fly out. At moments, it was raw and touching, but at most points it was really awkward. But at the…"
Mar 21, 2012
Daniel Jun commented on Erik Savitt's blog post The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood
"Reading survivalist books is always interesting to see how people would react in that situation. Good blog."
Mar 21, 2012
Meg Ramsland commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I think reading what you wrote is a large part of Writers Week, and some things are better written than others. I am completely okay with listening to venting or sad stories if they are well written. For a week devoted to writing, "quality over…"
Mar 21, 2012
Tommy Cordell commented on Erik Savitt's blog post The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood
"I like these types of book and what they are about. Nonfiction>fiction always. Great blog"
Mar 21, 2012
Claire Herdegen commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"You actually have brought up a really great point. I am one who actually really enjoys hearing people's feelings and attempting to help my friends through their difficult times, but I think Writer's Week should be a place where people let…"
Mar 20, 2012
Connor Pozzi commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I definitely agree with this post, however at least some of the stories that were read contained some element of emotion in there- it made you feel something. Although you feel quite depressed at the end of the period, I would rather to a saddening,…"
Mar 20, 2012
Jasmine Alexander commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"This year was my first Writers Week, with me being new and all, So I don't know how previous ones have went, but I do understand what you're saying. Alot of the things I heard from the students was really depressing, which then made me…"
Mar 20, 2012
Allison Tomal commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional venting?
"I completely agree with you. I loved Writer's Week last year and I saw so many funny pieces about so many different things. And then this year I left writer's Week feeling sad and I wasn't as excited to go as much as I was last year…"
Mar 20, 2012
Melissa Chyan commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I agree with this blog. I think the biggest issue is balancing the genre in each period. Ten works of sadness is a bit too much and it actually detracts from each other. A variety of themes in one period will allow each of the pieces to be unique. I…"
Mar 20, 2012
Michelle Baum commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional venting?
"I agree that there were many gloomy pieces at Writer's Week this year. However, I don't think that we should get rid of all of them. It is interesting to hear a story of what someone has gone through every now and then. A balance between…"
Mar 20, 2012
Alisaur Maniscalco commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I think that Writer's Week is amazing becuase not only is it a time to finally speak about what is inside you but is a time to be heard. There are some people who are there because they want to listen, but let's be honest... this is a high…"
Mar 20, 2012
Mike Fowle commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I believe that some students with depressing stories have good writing techniques and interesting things to say, while students with happy things to say can be an ear sore. There is a large gray area in the statement that the depressing students are…"
Mar 20, 2012
Jesse Ott commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I think that this blog is pretty well done, but I am going to disagree for one simple reason, I AM one of those writers.  My story was depressing, but it was also personal.  It had emotion and heart in it.  I decided to write my story…"
Mar 20, 2012

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The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 8:00pm 4 Comments

For my independent reading book, I read The Survivor's Club: The Secrets and Science that could Save your life. This book was written by Ben Sherwood, an author and journalist. The book starts off by the author telling how he was a journalist in Sarajevo during the Balkan War. He was in a bus and his friend sitting next to him was shot through his heart by a sniper and was killed. Ben Sherwood wonders why him? He could've just have easily been sitting in that middle seat in the bus. Why did…

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Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 7:35pm 23 Comments

As a freshman at Fremd, Writer's Week came to be one of the greatest weeks during my first year at high school. Every subsequent year since, I have looked forward eagerly to Writer's Week. I loved being able to go see a multitude of talented performers sharing their writing and music with our school, who is fortunate enough to have the resources and teachers to put on such an amazing event. However, I have noticed increasingly since my Freshman year, that every year there seems to be an…

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