Hello! My name is Etienne. I’m a 27 year old English teacher, with a focus on teaching English to English language learners. Right now, I work at an outside of school program, mostly with middle schoolers, but I have plans to spend a few years teaching abroad, then returning to the Seattle region to earn my Masters in Teaching and teach in public schools.
I’m an avid reader, and I read really quickly. I’ve been known to read as many as eight novels in a day, though if I do that, I don’t do much else. In general though, I’m that person that the librarians know because I check out a huge bag of books every week, and bring all of them back read the next. Libraries are pretty much the greatest.
I have a wide range of interests outside of reading, writing, and teaching. Among these are a fascination with music and a great love of learning languages (my current linguistic projects are Japanese and Mandarin Chinese).
EDITED 3/22/2017: After about two and a half years away from this project, I’ve finally started gearing up to work on it again. I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to post, but I’m going to try not to lose track of it for so long again.
The following post explains the goal of this project: https://literaturewithoutdeadwhitemen.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/literature-without-dead-white-men/