to the Divine Ya Ya
ELAN 7700 Reading Club!
In the Spring of 2002, I took a graduate course, ELAN 7700 Creating Literate Communities, at the University of Georgia. Little did I know at the onset of the semester that my life would be changed by the experiences and people of this course! I had the great fortune to learn and read with Dr. Mark Faust and my divine ya ya reading buddies: Linda, Tara, and Holly! Words cannot convey the magic that occurred every Wednesday evening---all I can say is that I am fortunate to have experienced such a great book club, and I hope to create similar reading experiences for my students.
Many thanks to Dr. Faust, Linda, Tara, and Holly---you inspired me and rekindled my passion for reading, teaching, and learning. You are truly the best!
|Aderhold Hall, our hallowed meeting place|
|Linda ponders how "fabbity fab fab" we are!|
|Holly asks, "What did you say Owen Meany did with the stuffed armadillo?!?!"|
|Tara prepares to share a poem with the group---we love her poems!|
|"Oh, Buffy, please don't give away the ending!" pleads Holly to herself!|
|"Isn't Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging a chick book?" asks Dr. Faust.|
|Guest psychology student Chris Creed contemplates the wisdom and depth of the Ya Ya book discussions.|
Dr. Faust assisting Chris Creed with the dictaphone.
|Guest Mr. Creed listens intently to Tara's interpretation of a poem.|