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Author: Stephanie Barron

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Stephanie is a freelance writer, tutor, babysitter and aspiring novelist from London living in New York. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with an English major and a creative writing concentration. She loves sharing her passion for writing and literature with young(er) people.

Posted June 6, 2019, 9 a.m. by Stephanie Barron | View Comments
Writing hands

This post is part of our new series, in which students and young adults tell their own stories of discovering, nurturing, and pursuing their passions. My English lesson at my all-girls school in London was the highlight of my day. While everyone else trudged up the five flights of stairs to classroom, Tilly and I strode, our heavily-annotated copies of Shakespeare’s Othello under our arms. While the teacher presented essay plans for us to use on the national exams we would take at the end of the year, Tilly and I would write notes in the margins of each other’s ...