A Teacher Asked Her Students To Write To An Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This



In 2006 an Xavier High School English teacher named Ms. Lockwood gave her students an assignment: write a letter to a famous author. The instructions were to discuss the author’s work and ask for advice. Only one author responded —Kurt Vonnegut — (1922 – 2007). Here is what he said.



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