Want to get to know some of the creative writing masters behind "Take My Word For It!"? Meet this month's teacher spotlight, Sarah Bruhns! Sarah Bruhns, creative writing teacher

Name: Sarah Bruhns

Currently working at: Sunset Elementary

Hometown: Crescent City, CA

What’s your favorite bookstore? Green Apple

What’s your favorite VERB? Vamoose

If your life was a book, what would be the title? You’ll See Someone You Know: Small Town Experiences in the Big City

Did a teacher inspire you to be a writer? How? My playwriting teachers Zay Amsbury and Brian Thorstenson taught me how a single finely written moment onstage can reveal an entire character and their story.

What’s one of your favorite TMWFI moments? At a final reading, one of my students came up to me and said she was too scared to read her piece out loud in front of everyone. After some encouragement she gathered her courage and went up there all by herself. She was very proud and I was too.