Elizabeth H Boquet

Elizabeth H. Boquet is professor of English and director of the Writing Center at Fairfield University. She is the coauthor of The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice and author of Noise from the Writing Center.

Pain and Possibility in Teaching and Writing

A Community of Practice

My adopted hometown of Milford, Connecticut, bills itself as “a Small City with a Big Heart” and boasts of its perfectly manicured town green, one of the longest in New England. So after a brutal winter and a cold, damp spring, I played hooky on one of our first truly warm summer days to spend an afternoon strolling among the shops.

A repost in the wake of the tragic February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

This piece was originally published on October 13, 2015.