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Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
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SPARK: Painting from Writing
Endless Treasures Painting by Jan Irene Miller Students - If you read my post last week , you read these words:  Once again, as I have several times before, I just participated in SPARK: ART FROM WRITING, WRITING FROM ART, an online opportunity to write or ...
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Ideas Live in Objects & Emotions
A Page from Great Aunt Tom's Notebook Photo by Amy LV Students - I am in Houston, Texas right now, at a conference for English teachers.  Tomorrow I will be speaking a little bit about keeping a notebook.  (You may know my other blog, Sharing Our Notebooks ...
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Miriam Haefner: Recording the Sky
One of Miri's Moons I have been fascinated by the moon pretty much my whole
life! An early recollection?   When I was about 8 years old, I summoned my older brother to my
bedroom.   He was six years older and
could solve problems for me.   I wondered
what t...
Miriam Haefner: Recording the Sky
Miriam Haefner: Recording the Sky
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Pretending and Remembering...
Ghost and Jack Photo by Amy LV Students - I often think about the days before and after holidays.  Today found me thinking about the sheet I still use on a bed sometimes, the sheet with eye holes cut into it.  See, four years ago, I was a ghost for Hallowee...
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Let's Write from Museum Postcards!
STORAGE JAR DECORATED WITH MOUNTAIN GOATS , Iran Draft by Amy LV Students - This week I had the good fortune to visit two schools in Glen Rock, New Jersey.  At Coleman School , I led two assemblies and loved meeting the children and teachers.  And at Hamilt...
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Invite Art to Inspire a Story
Thank you to artist Richard Smythe for one mouse, one teacup, one idea. A Little Mouse on a Big Adventure (Title from a Tweet!) by Richard Smythe Students - Three weeks ago, I found this adorable mouse by Richard Smythe's in his Twitter post.  As I often do...
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Monarchs and Math: A Kyrielle
Mark Releases a Monarch at School Photo by a Friend Students - Sometimes you might read something...and you love it!  When this happens, as a writer, you might say to yourself, "I want to try that."  I had such a moment last Poetry Friday. Last week, when I...
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Turn Yourself Into a Place
A New Book Edited by J. Patrick Lewis! From THE POETRY OF US edited by J. Patrick Lewis (Click to Enlarge) Students - It is always a thrill to be part of an anthology, and I could not be happier to share this new poem from this new book edited by J. Patrick...
Turn Yourself Into a Place
Turn Yourself Into a Place
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Turn Yourself Into a Place
A New Book Edited by J. Patrick Lewis! From THE POETRY OF US edited by J. Patrick Lewis (Click to Enlarge) Students - It is always a thrill to be part of an anthology, and I could not be happier to share this new poem from this new book edited by J. Patrick...
Turn Yourself Into a Place
Turn Yourself Into a Place
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Dear Reader, - Poems of Address
Open Notebook Photo by Amy LV Students - Today's poem is known as a poem of address or an apostrophe poem.  In such a poem, the writer writes to a person, thing or idea not actually in the room.  It is interesting to write this kind of poem because it allow...
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