English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|Dear Mr. Ackroyd,
Please take just a few minutes to read this letter. I am speeking on behalf of Catholic Memorial. My
name is Michael Porter and i am currently a sophmore here. It would be an honor if you can come to
my school and talk about your life. I had done some research on you and your life seems very
interesting. I would like to find out more about you like what made you become a writer and
Something that I came upon that interested me was that you won a double-first in English at Clare
University. You must be really intelligent for that to happen. I also read that you attended Yale
University. That showed me that you are a very smart person. I wonder what inspired you to become a
writer and a poet. It would make things more clear as to who inspired you and what that person was
like. Or maybe someone didn't inspire you but something did. Like for instance, watching
baseball inspired me to play. Not so much a person playing but the sport itself.
I understand that your wrote a six-book series called, "Sunday Times." This interested me
because it was about key periods in time. I like to read about actual events that have actually
happend becuase i can get into the book easier and enjoy it more. I would love to hear about what
inspired you to write that series. I would also like to kno what was going through your head when
you wrote it.
It would make my whole school year if you came to talk to my school about your life. There are many
questions that will be thrown at you. It will not be a waste of your time becuase as my classmates
and I are learning more about you, you will be learing about us too. Please write back to let me
know if you are able to come to my school to talk with us.
Seamus Heaney is a very famous and popular
writer/poet. In this letter addressed to T.S.
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