Monthly Archives: April 2013

SOLSC 2013: Weekend Retreat

Front: Susan Dobinick, Kelly Bingham, Cathy Velasco, Jone MacCulloch, Helen Frost, Back: Elizabeth Schwartz, Hatsy McGraw, Dennis Robbins This is the group who attended “Where Story Meets Poetry: Writing the Poetry Novel.” I am still digesting all that was presented … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: High School Book Club

A few weeks ago I wrote about my book HERE. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit a high school book club,and talk about my book. If you are writing for children, having students act as beta readers is quite … Continue reading

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Happy National Haiku Day

Today is National Haiku Poetry Day. And I have haiku news I am excited to share. I was published in the latest issue of Acorn, a contemporary haiku journal. And here’s a recent haiku from the Shiki Kukai Monthly competition. … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Poem in Your Pocket Day

The events of yesterday in Boston are horrifying. As I read in another slicer’s post, the has been too much sadness this school year. I love the idea of #26 acts of kindness, first for the Sandy Hook tragedy and … Continue reading

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SOLSC: Dear Gladstone City Council

As a child, I was a frequent flyer at the public libraries. I participated in the summer reading programs and read my way through the Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys mysteries, Bobbsey Twins, and then onto Agatha Christie books. … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Progressive Poem 2013

Last year Irene Latham started the progressive poem. The poetry community is contributing to the progressive poem again this year. When you listen to your footsteps (Amy VanDerwater) the words become music and (Joy Acey) the rhythm that you’re rapping … Continue reading

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SOLSC Weekly Challenge, a Day Late

It’s spring break and I am taking life at a slower pace. There’s nothing better than going to lunch with one of my people, another writer. One thing that strikes me is how I feel the more I know about … Continue reading

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