Last night students from Wilson High School and Woodburn Arts and Communication Academy joined us at the Schnitz for the Atwood/Le Guin conversation. Mindy Brooks, a teacher at the Woodburn Academy, says that after attending the lectures, her students are more invested in the author and their work. Getting students to truly enjoy and connect with literature is sometimes difficult, she says, but the seeing writers in person really does it. Mindy’s students will finish Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in class following last night’s lecture, and she is excited about their interest growing and their readings deepening. Student reactions coming soon!