Meet WritersCorps teaching artist Rose Tully, who teaches at Downtown High School and the San Francisco Main Public Library.
What’s your advice to young writers seeking to branch out and become more serious with their craft?
Read, read, read.
Don’t speak badly of other artists. Aside from family and friends, they are often your only audience.
If you want to major in creative writing, don’t let people tell you that school is a “waste” or will “ruin your talent,” because how is school going to ruin your talent– with a Grace Paley poem? I’ve seen at least 5 people ruined or dead by partying too much and 0 ruined by school, so those are my numbers.
Read the rest of Rose’s interview here!