042313_comer_denise002-2-150x150Three days after our book launched worldwide on Amazon, Professor Comer sent us a heartwarming message in praise of our work. In the summer of 2015, her course English Composition I, delivered on the massive online education platform Coursera, brought writers from all reaches of the globe with the sole goal of improving their writing. A year and a half later, a group of her students accomplished that and more.

February 17, 2017, 7:54 PM

Dr  Denise K. Comer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of the Practice, Writing Studies
Director, First-Year Writing
Duke University, North Carolina, USA

An absolute gem. A Pocketful of Dreams, by [The] Magic Diary, captures your heart, spirit, and mind. It shows what is possible through pursuing a dream, and illustrates the power of story to forge connections. It is an inspirational, must-read for anyone interested in storytelling or cross-cultural experiences. Even more significantly – it is a must-read for anyone who has a dream.

Through deeply personal and moving narratives, these writers share intimate, beautiful portraits of both incredible and ordinary experiences. Together, these narratives highlight the unique attributes that distinguish one place and one person from another, as well as the shared humanity that bridges difference and connects us with one another.

What an inspiration that people from around the world collaborated to craft and share these incredible stories, documenting lived and imagined experiences across place and time. It has been a great honor to have witnessed the spark that initiated this idea, a spark that has now culminated in this wonderful, inspiring initiative.

A Pocketful of Dreams is a testament to the gifts that emerge from creativity, collaboration, and commitment. This wondrous, cross-cultural story collection reveals the magic that happens when people make meaningful connections and encourage one another. The wondrous stories will inspire you to believe in yourself, believe in others, take risks, and follow your dreams.


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