Being connected to Edi Giunta

I have been connected to Edi Giunta since the Fall of 2014 when I took Memoir Workshop with her. Edi invited me to follow her on Twitter and to like several Facebook pages. I am a member of the NJCU Writers Workshop also taught by Edi Giunta. Memoirfest was where I shared my story for the first time outside of the safety of the classroom and the safety of NAMI Mercer. I remember how positively everyone responded and all the great feedback the other memoir student writers, Edi and Josh gave me. I didn’t know people would have responded so positively to my schizophrenia autobiography and to the two pages I shared from my first 3,000 word final piece, Memories of Me at the December 2014 memoirfest. Edi is so awesome! She is a caring teacher and a professor of English and Memoir at NJCU. I am connected with Edi Giunta. She is a person I feel very lucky to have in my life. Every year since we’ve been connected Edi and her husband Josh Fausty who is also a professor of English at NJCU wish me a Happy Birthday on Facebook. I went to Memoirfest three times December 2014 for the first time, May 2015 for the second time and December 2015 for the third time! I am looking forward to the next meeting of the NJCU Writers Workshop in January 2017! I have to check Facebook to see when Edi posts the date and time and room we’ll be meeting in!

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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