by Helen M. Sina



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/24/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781665537995
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781665537988

About the Book

Learning to Drown shares the author’s experiences as a six-year old in eastern Oregon in 1948. The author’s father, trained as an engineer, decided to become a farmer. Her mother, with a college degree in Latin, kept everything together—food, duties, fun, music, and love—in an old farmhouse that had no running water, no electricity, no telephone, and no indoor toilet.

About the Author

Early life on small farms taught the author to value solving problems. From her college-educated parents she learned to value education.Discovering and helping then became central to her teaching experiences. She has taught writing, reading, creative writing, drama, and orchestra to junior high school, high school, and community college students. Privately, she has taught violin and viola to students from the ages of 1 1/2 to 85. She develops yearly string concerts with varying themes such as “ In Dreams,” “Mostly Movies,” and “Of Wings and Strings.” Teaching community college students who were studying the “trades,” Helen came to understand that, like them, she is a maker—a “poem maker.”