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High School Student Generated Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month (Amy)

“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti  In anticipation of National Poetry Month my creative writing students at Gwinn High School spent the two weeks before spring break contemplating activities that could engage other … Continue reading

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What My Mother Taught Me About Shakespeare (Amy)

“The cathexis between mother and daughter—essential, distorted misused — is the great unwritten story. Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one which has lain in … Continue reading

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Nourishing the Joy of Writing: GHS Creative Writing Retreat (Amy)

Joy Is an upwelling of life, Of spirit, a blossoming of freedom. It is what we are here for. It is whole-hearted, full-bodied, All encompassing. ~Roger Housden   Over the past ten years Heather and I have collaborated on many … Continue reading

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My Students’ Writing Prompts in Celebration of National Poetry Month (Amy)

“If you want a poem,” wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, “You only have to look out a window. There is material always, walking, running, fighting or screaming or singing.” In celebration of today being the 1st day of National Poetry Month my creative … Continue reading

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Halloween stories spark imagination and a bit of fear (Heather)

On Hallowe’en the thing you must do Is pretend that nothing can frighten you An’ if something scares you and you want to run Jus’ let on like it’s Hallowe’en fun. ~from an early nineteenth century Halloween postcard The school … Continue reading

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Be More, Have Less: Tapping into our Higher Creativity and Simplifying our Lives (Heather)

  “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” ~Henry David Thoreau             For our tenth year of teaching, Amy and I … Continue reading

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