In the final meeting of the ‘Twirl’ Book Club, we remember that writers are made, not born. Mostly.
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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.
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).
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!
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.
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.”
< 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— […]
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.
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.
How much of writing comes from narration? Our Children’s Book Club reads Jean Fritz’s “Homesick: My Own Story,” a Newbery Honor-winner.
< 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 […]
Anne with an E never fails to surprise. Join our Children’s Book Club as we read L.M. Montgomery’s classic, “Anne of Green Gables.”
Callie Feyen begins a new series: The Hermit Crab Essay. She begins with the how-to of a switch leap and reveals something more vulnerable.
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Wisconsin and its state fruit: the cranberry. Plus poetry!
As the world begins to reopen, Callie Feyen explores the ways we protect ourselves, and the ways we can begin coming back to life.
For Arbor Day, our Poet Laura reflects on the company of trees and a way of nurturing them from their infancy as backyard volunteers.
In honor of Beverly Cleary, author Callie Feyen reminisces about her first encounter with Newbery-award winner “Dear Mr. Henshaw.”
The characters from Adjustments: a novel return for a sort of celebration in belated honor of the bicentenary of the death of John Keats.
Learn a little about Great Gatsby fashion, then get creative and put your learning into a poem. Read a Gatsby poem by Tania Runyan first, to get started!
Fall means fiction! Join us as author Callie Feyen unfolds a new story, chapter by chapter. Bonus: an apple fritter recipe.