Continuing our series of interviews with our marvelous writing instructors, here’s the latest installment: an interview with Caitlin Rose Myers!
Caitlin Myers is 32 and lives in Ellicott City, MD which is near the outskirts of Baltimore. She was homeschooled by her mother, then chose to apply to and attend a magnet high school in Literary Arts where her poetry took off. She earned two BAs from Oberlin College in Creative Writing and English as well as an MA in Literature from The University of Arizona. She loves Romantic and Gothic literature but will never stop reading YA fantasy novels in between her classics. While she started out teaching composition to college freshmen, Brave Writer is definitely more her speed. 🙂
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What kind of a writer were you in high school?
I was a poet, primarily! I had a journal that I carried everywhere and that I filled up with snippets from songs that I loved or new adjectives that I discovered. Then I would weave them together into short descriptive poems in first person.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
I would love to be the “moonstone” crayon. Those are my favorite precious stones. I love how they somehow can look white at one moment and then reflect rainbows the next.
What is one of your favorite classroom moments?
My first poetry teacher had us journal for fifteen minutes at the beginning of every class with soft music playing in the background. I try to recreate those moments regularly.