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Spotlight on Reading/Writing: Nick Stahler

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The TODAY’s Spotlight on Reading/Writing features CSU-Pueblo faculty, staff and students sharing their reading and writing experiences. The column is co-sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department and the English Club. This week’s feature highlights student Nick Stahler. 

Name/department/educational background: Nick Stahler, attended Palmer High School in Colorado Springs

Nick Stahler
Nick Stahler

What has been your greatest success in writing? (Personal writing, collaborative writing, completing a project or book, etc.) My greatest success in writing so far would have to be getting a poem I wrote in sixth grade published in a “young writers” book.

What do you struggle with in writing and how do you tackle that challenge? I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t struggle with writing. That being said, I have the most trouble starting writing. To help deal with that I spend a lot of time brainstorming and throwing out ideas.

What’s your favorite book of all time? Author? “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac

What are you currently reading? Author? “The Dharma Bums” by Jack Kerouac

What’s your favorite guilty reading pleasure, an easy, “beach” read? I read the heavy-metal magazine “Revolver” casually all the time.

Do you have a favorite word or quotation and who is the author? “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn.” – Jack Kerouac

For more information on this feature, contact English Club sponsor and English lecturer Constance Little (constance.little@colostate-pueblo.edu), 549-2197.