Describe your most recent reading experience (and here we acknowledge that one can read a variety of texts — from more traditional books and stories to films, music, and multimedia compositions) that changed your understanding of literature, life, and/or language?

Describe your most recent reading experience (and here we acknowledge that one can read a variety of texts — from more traditional books and stories to films, music, and multimedia compositions) that changed your understanding of literature, life, and/or language? Are there any works that you wish to emulate or that inspire you as a writer?
Describe your work as a writer so far. What motivates you to write? In what ways have you pursued writing both in school and outside of school?