NAMED A 2018 FAVORITE BOOK, First Things Magazine What do teachers feel when facing William Shakespeare, tales of family feud, breathless kissing scenes—all in front of a class of teens who are keeping their heads down (and threatening to fall asleep or plot their next prank in the process)? We may never know what our […]
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“A love story, an epic tragedy, a cautionary tale about parents respecting their children, even, incredibly, more than a minor note of humor—Romeo and Juliet has it all,” says editor Sara Barkat. Now, in this special volume, you can encounter this enduring play in the company of four vibrant women who love stories and ideas. […]
This poignant memoir begins with a kiss. Then, page by page, it reveals educator Callie Feyen’s generous, hopeful, and humorous heart. For teachers everywhere, Feyen will help them remember why they teach. For those of us who just love to get the juicy details of what someone in a challenging position really thinks, this book […]
Join author Callie Feyen as she shares an excerpt from The Teacher Diaries, and explores the dreams we have that both help and haunt us.
What fragments of love can you find (and write about) from what’s left now? Callie Feyen uses a poem by Marjorie Maddox for inspiration.
Think the acrostic poem is too cute? Think again. Join Callie Feyen and Tania Runyan and see how risky the form can be.
Join Callie Feyen and walk a spiral staircase with Tania Runyan, poet and author of “How to Write a Form Poem,” in order to understand the sestina.
Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
Join author Callie Feyen as she acknowledges some beastly feelings, and through the gift of small things, turns them into poetry.
Feeling all the feelings these days? Consider containing them (and letting them breathe) in a villanelle.
Callie Feyen reflects on Frankenstein, Auggie and Me, and the generosity of perspective in understanding another and being human together.
What does joy that is unhoped for look like? Join author Callie Feyen as she explores the warmth of gloves and other gifts from the pandemic.
“The Hobbit” is more than a book for children. Callie Feyen considers how to learn from Bilbo and write poems of experience.
Callie Feyen reflects on Henry VI and encourages Winchester to be generous enough with himself to leave when he’s in the wrong story.
What do you do when reading (or living) a difficult story? Callie Feyen suggests you consider poetry and Shakespeare’s Fool from ‘Twelfth Night.’
Our fiction series continues as Carter moves deeper into the gray, with campfire pies. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 4.
This year might mean not being at home for the holidays. Join us and look for poetry in your (perhaps) altered plans with this prompt.
Our fall into fiction series continues with snowflake lights, Shakespeare sonnets, and whoopee pies. Join author Callie Feyen for chapter 3.
There is beauty — even in a pandemic. These days after Thanksgiving, follow a poetry prompt about the natural beauty you are grateful for.
To the “creative gift journal” genre comes a witty, wise, and wonderful illustrated journal based on The Yellow Wall-Paper: A Graphic Novel. Funny, surprising, thoughtful, mischievous (and sometimes melodramatic) prompts throughout.