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Talking Stick Participant Receives National Poetry Award

When our Writing Workshop Facilitator, Paige Menton, announced to the group details about national poetry contest, ten-year-old Gioia M. of Mt. Airy was intrigued. The nationwide 2013 Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest is an annual event that accepts submissions from students in Kindergarten through High School. Entering the contest was not directly a part of the Writing Workshop, but rather…

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Poetry Can Make Unlikely Connections

Hello, everyone. We began our conversation on Tuesday with a quote from Marcella Durand, a poet who invites us to think about how poetry can make unlikely connections.  We played a game where we each thought spontaneously of two objects and then a way of linking them.  We then wrote nouns on slips of paper, collected them into a can,…

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