Visitor To English Classrooms

This week Ms. Trinkner's creative writing class thoroughly enjoyed a return visit by Dan Baum, writer, adventurer, and storyteller.   This was Mr. Baum's fourth visit to Erie High.  "I love these kids," he said of his experience.  Baum talked about his writing career, his love of writing and reading, and the elements of strong prose.  Baum was a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the author of Gun Guys: A Road Trip, Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans, Citizen Coors: An American Dynasty, and Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure. He has written numerous articles for The New York Times Magazine, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and Wired.  Currently, Mr. Baum is working with Human Rights Watch as the Senior Researcher/Editor for the Americas Division.