Welcome to "The Writing Trial," my final project for the Writing Minor gateway class at the University of Michigan. This trial is not your typical court case: it has no defendant, no lawyers, and no jury. Instead of trying to make a case about guilt or innocence, "The Writing Trial" aims to prove, both to myself and to my readers, why I write. This trial gives you, the reader, an inside look at me--at who I am, at my writing, at how I see myself. This is my writing trial; I hope you enjoy it.


-Emily Bing Kaplan