Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dear Mr. King:
            The students and faculty at Sussex Regional High School would like to all request a visit from you.
            I know what you’re going to say. Why would you come to Sussex? We’re such a small town. But look at it this way. We’re welcoming and having you here would be the biggest thing to happen to us since the Queen stopped by. We’re the perfect place to visit if you really think about it. You wouldn’t have to worry about paparazzi, which is a benefit of visiting a small town. We would accommodate you so you would feel right at home.
            For another thing, it would be very enriching for me and the rest of the students and teachers here at SRHS. You could give us tips on how to improve our writing and enhance our knowledge of literature. You could even inspire us to become great writers, like you. We also understand that there are probably hundreds of schools knocking at your door. It doesn’t make sense to choose Sussex! But what you may not realize is that when you live in a small town, there are many opportunities that you miss out on. You may be aware of this because of your past teaching experience in New Brunswick. I think that the students at our small school should be given the opportunity to be encouraged by a celebrity. You are a great person to motivate us to be better people.
            Lastly, this could be a great way to promote your novels. The program here has already brought a lot of attention to you and your works. Now every single student and teacher here is aware of you and your talent. It has brought a lot of attention and it even earned an article in the newspaper. Even if you think you are too busy or the expenses would be too high, the visit would be very worth your while.
            There are many reasons why you should come visit the homey little town of Sussex. I sincerely hope you consider them and give us a chance.


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