ERIC Number: ED382988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
For the Sake of the Writing To Come: Uncovering Uncommon Realities.
Papay, Twila Yates
An instructor, released on sabbatical from September 1991 through July 1992, embarked on a journey, not as a tourist but rather as a traveller seeking the enlightenment of exotic places. After reading travel literature and devising a plan, with computer in tow, the journey began. A correlation between Thoreau's assertion that he had "travelled widely in Concord" and the instructor's own conviction that "travelling" does not count unless it goes deep as well as broad began to surface. As a writing teacher the instructor had watched 20 years worth of students write themselves into wholeness. The instructor also noted the self-healing power of keeping a journal. By blending writing and travelling the instructor is brought to a new place. Sometimes the writing became more meaningful than the reality, or maybe, the interior journey outstripped the exterior. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Contexts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (45th, Nashville, TN, March 16-19, 1994).