English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|Dear Sue Townsend,
Why did you drop out of school at the age of 15? Why did you volunteer to work in a Children's
Adventure Playground? How did you become blind in 2001? My name is Jeff Tagger, and I attend
Catholic Memorial, which is located in Boston, MA. I am in the 10th grade. My English teacher is Mr.
McGonegal and we are studying British Literature this year. I was just wondering if you could come
to our class and speak to us about your life and some of your great works.
I did some research on your life and found out some interesting facts. First, I saw that you had 4
children and 5 grandchildren. I like this fact because I would like to have children someday. Next,
I saw that you dropped out of school at the age of 15. I was wondering why you decided to drop out
of school. I also saw that you joined the Writer's Group at the Phoenix Art Centre in 1978.
What made you join the Writer's Group? Lastly, I noticed that your first play was called,
“Womberang”. What do you like about writing plays rather than writing poems or novels?
I see that you have written many novels in your lifetime. Some of your books include: Queen and I,
Number 10, Ghost Children, and Queen Camilla. Your most successful book was called the Secret Diary
of Adrian Mole. I really enjoy this book because it is a series of many books. Also, it is written
in diary form. Adrian Mole was Britain's best loved and bestselling book. This book explains
the troubled life of an adolescent boy. This boy writes in his diary everyday. This is a way for him
to get rid of his stress. Adrian Mole was televised. This series is humorous and is realistic.
The students in my class would be very upset if you were not to come to our school to speak to us
about your life and your great works. I hope to hear from you in a couple of weeks or so. My
classmates and I look forward to seeing you at Catholic Memorial.
Authors can share with us their innermost
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