Saturday, October 07, 2006

Rock Star Status for Storytelling

My friend V has gone to Guatemalan for a few months to volunteer to help establish a community library (or something like that). Her first week has been challenging (to say the least). You can read about her adventures at: http://valinguatemala.livejournal.com/

I met V in 'library school' about 10 years ago. She is more than 10 years younger than me, and one of the brightest, funniest, most wonderful people I know. She tells, and writes, wonderful stories with great skill and comes up with wonderful images.

As part of her volunteer activities right now, she has been assisting a wonderful young teacher (M) in providing ESL classes and storytime sessions with the local kids. Here is how she describes her experience in the Guatemalan village of 'El Remate': [note: I will correct V's spelling - cause, let's just say spelling is not one of her many many talents :) ]

V says that it is worth whatever crap she may be experiencing, " just to be able to roady to M´s new 'El Remate' Rock Star status for her storytime skills."

1 comment:

galpalval said...

Hey! Thanks for the citation! The spelling sucks because I am usually typing from my travel journal (written by hand!) and paying by the minute! But also, I{m impatient about figuring out all the exact keys on international keyboards!