Stacia Saint Owens

“Temporary Classroom”

Creative Non-Fiction Essay

A frank remembrance of my days as an under-prepared, overwhelmed new teacher in a struggling public high school in East Los Angeles, and a naďve mistake that rendered sobering consequences.

Pushcart Prize Anthology Special Mention

Read “Temporary Classroom” online at Willow Springs.
http:/​/​willowsprings.ewu.edu/​archives/​SaintOwensTemporaryClassroom.pdf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Winner of the Tartt First Fiction Award

Shortlisted for the Saroyan International Prize in Writing

Finalist for the Hollywood Book Pipeline Competition
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Winner of the Willow Springs Fiction Prize
Creative Non-Fiction
"a troubling, unforgettable essay of witness"
Pushcart Prize Special Mention

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