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Patricia Caspers
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REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Click here to register: https://goo.gl/forms/lYkM7jYJDnxa2H672

FREE poetry workshop coming to the Auburn Library, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29.

HARRY POTTER AND THE QUEST
FOR THE HIPPOGRIFF HAIKU

(Grades 4-6)

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*Note to grown-ups: In this workshop, young poets will focus on fun and imagination with words (no grammar, punctuation, or spelling) while addressing grades 4-6 state standards in English language arts: Key Ideas & Details; Craft & Structure; Integration of Knowledge & Ideas; Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity.

FYI: Tricia Caspers is a 4th-generation Auburnite with an MFA in poetry from Mills College. She has won awards for her poetry, journalism, and her column, "Homecoming." Her work has appeared widely, and her full-length poetry collection In the Belly of the Albatross was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2015. She currently teaches writing at Sierra College.

For more info, email caspers(dot)ross(at)gmail.com
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Harry Potter and the Hippogriff Haiku
I have some exciting news! I'm leading a FREE poetry workshop for kids: Harry Potter and the Quest for the Hippogriff Haiku. Follow my author page on Facebook for more information!
Harry Potter and the Hippogriff Haiku
Harry Potter and the Hippogriff Haiku
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Update from the Canyon
Hello! Has it been a minute or what? Here's what's happening in my little crook of the canyon: 1. My friend Dana Ross is teaching me how to watercolor. I'm terrible at it, but she's an amazing artist, mentor, and person, and you should totally follow her on...
Update from the Canyon
Update from the Canyon
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Renato and his friends opened the door, and standing across the crowded, smoky pub was the most beautiful woman Renato had ever seen. He told his friends he had to meet her.
“You’re crazy,” they said. “Look at you. You’re a mess. You’re too skinny, your clothes are ragged, and your pockets are empty.”
It was true.
http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/1/20/18/another-view-dinner-renato

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Because I see the many, many job openings for caregivers, and it looks like there aren’t enough of them, and I’m worried. I’m wondering who’s going to be here to care for me when it’s my turn to be cared for. If my future caregiver moved here from San Francisco or Los Angeles, I’m totally OK with that – as long as he reads my favorite novels aloud.
http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/9/21/17/when-you-live-amazing-expect-be-popular

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There was a time when I could write only after midnight surrounded by candles and incense, scattered books and wrinkled pages, Linda Ronstadt’s “What’s New” album spinning softly in the background.
Adulthood forced me to adapt, but I still require some peace while coaxing the words, even if it means I plug in earbuds and blast orchestra music while the dog barks, the pans clatter and the children giggle and argue in the background.
And yet, I have now proven to myself that peace is not necessary for creation.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/4/15/17/another-view-april-about-making-time

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I carried guilt about my lack of playfulness for probably the first 10 years of my daughter’s life. I’d try to get over it. I’d sit on the bedroom floor with her intending to play Polly Pocket dolls and within five minutes I’d try to switch things up with the “Let’s Clean Up the Bedroom” game.
Everyone lost.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/4/01/17/another-view-shocking-confession-monotony-motherhood

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When I told a friend I didn’t believe in God until my daughter was born, she thought I was referring to that specific and painful time of labor and delivery and asked, “And did you believe God hated you?”
That funny friend made me consider what I had believed.
http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/3/18/17/another-view-welcoming-warmth-late-winter-blossoms
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