In the final meeting of the ‘Twirl’ Book Club, we remember that writers are made, not born. Mostly.
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“Twirl” Book Club: On Stories—Where the Wild Things Are
In the second meeting of the ‘Twirl’ Book Club, we consider how costumes give us the freedom to be wild, bold, free—and even how they can help us come back from a possible undoing.
Twirl Book Club: On Clothes—The Lightning Thief
In the first meeting of the ‘Twirl’ Book Club, we consider how Callie Feyen got her lightning back (and found a way to wear heels again).
Book Club Announcement: “Twirl” by Callie Feyen
Join us on March 13 as we begin a new book club discussion of Callie Feyen’s ‘Twirl: My Life With Stories, Writing & Clothes.’ Dress up, or dress down. It’s your choice!
Dress Up for Twirl—Or Dress Twirl Up!
Get ready for an inspiring read that will leave you dreaming about the reading and writing life, in full color. We’re happy to wait for your pic, once you get the book in hand. And we can’t wait to see what you decide to wear, to open this story and make it your own.
Twirl: My Life With Stories, Writing & Clothes
Says Sarah Smith, Executive Editor of Prevention magazine, “Callie writes about two of the most important things in life—books and clothes—in utterly delightful and truly moving ways. I’m impressed by how non-gimmicky and fresh her writing is. I love this book.”
Poetry Prompt: Found in the Library
A delightful tale of finding and being found in the library. With a dash of amusement. Join author Callie Feyen and write your own library poem.
Poetry Prompt: Library of Memories
Which books have you seemingly outgrown but still treasure? Join Callie Feyen as she writes her daughters and tells them about the stories she hopes they won’t forget.
Poetry Prompt: Three Roads To What You Love
Join author Callie Feyen and explore the many roads there are to get at what we love.
Poetry Prompt: Flying with the Flamingo
Follow Callie Feyen as she watches a flamingo fly and considers longing on a winter morning.
Poetry Prompt: Queen Bees and the Poetry Question
Can you make poetry out of painful moments in your life? Join queen bees and author Callie Feyen as she (and Miley Cyrus) show you how.
Poetry Prompt: Name the Hard
What do you do when learning something is difficult? Join Callie Feyen as she learns a lesson from her daughter on how to name the hard.
Poetry Prompt: Going On A Treasure Hunt – Part 2, Sledding Hill
Having a hard time finding poetry in the mundane parts of your day? Head out to a sledding hill (for real or in your mind) and see what poetry treasure you can find.
Poetry Prompt: We’re Going On A Poetry Hunt – Part 1
New to poetry and unsure how to begin? Come along on a poetry treasure hunt. You’re sure to be inspired!
An Invitation: To Be In Each Other’s Orbit
Join author Callie Feyen as she encourages us to build a sharing list to help us better orbit each other this holiday season.
“An Enigma” by Edgar Allan Poe
< Return to Edgar Allan Poe Poems An Enigma “Seldom we find,” says Solomon Don Dunce, “Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet. Through all the flimsy things we see at once As easily as through a Naples bonnet— Trash of all trash!—how can a lady don it? Yet heavier far than your Petrarchan stuff— […]
Poetry Prompt: Haiku for Dreaming, Wishing, and Becoming
If you can dream it, you can haiku it. Join author Callie Feyen as she shares how a new job is impacting her writing life.
Poet Laura: Finding the Right Words + Ars Poetica
As National Poetry Month begins, Karen Paul Holmes draws upon ars poetica and the work of Ukrainian-American poet Ilya Kaminsky to face this difficult moment.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Homesick: My Own Story’ by Jean Fritz
How much of writing comes from narration? Our Children’s Book Club reads Jean Fritz’s “Homesick: My Own Story,” a Newbery Honor-winner.
XII. I asked no other thing by Emily Dickinson
< Return to Emily Dickinson Poems XII. I asked no other thing, No other was denied. I offered Being for it; The mighty merchant smiled. Brazil? He twirled a button, Without a glance my way: “But, madam, is there nothing else That we can show to-day?” —Emily Dickinson From Poems by Emily Dickinson. Edited by […]