Today I also had my usual class at 826 Valencia, however, today was different than usual. Today we had a guest speaker, the hilarious and talented Beth Lisick. She wrote: Everyone into the pool, a memoir-y piece. She was very nice in person and talked about how she got published. She used to be a baker, but after doing spoken word she was encouraged to turn it into poems and she made writing her full time job. She told us about making it in the literary world and how it can be hard to stray true to your views. She laughed at herself and did not take herself too seriously and she was a brilliant writer when I read a short story from her. I love 826 Valencia and I hope they will have more guest speakers coming in.