Reading to our grandsons has taught us that the “social time” of reading is just as important as the reading itself — reading tells them they matter.
We wrap up our group reading of The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris, considering the patience of water and things to which we will give long years of our lives.
Join us during National Poetry Month 2017 to read The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris and write poems to the fairy tale together.
Before “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” there were “The Children of Hurin” and “The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun” by J.R.R. Tolkien.
It’s the sort of book you read and film you watch multiple times, each time pocketing a new quotable line. Here are ten great Princess Bride quotes.
Our poetry prompt invites you to design an extraordinary beast of your own imagination. “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” Explore nonsense poetry with us.
From Cinderella to Midas, Rumpelstiltskin to Red Riding Hood, we’ve gathered up a basket full of ten great Fairy Tale Poems to skip through the woods with.
Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community. Jump into our fairy tale storybook and share your poetry magic with us!
If we look closely, fairy tale images can be found all around us. So snap an enchanting photograph or write a poem & join us for a little Photo Play magic!
Our new Fairy Tale & Fantasy Playlist and Prompt is a fantastical journey to the kingdom of make-believe. Listen along and write a storybook poem with us.
In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit writes that “we tell ourselves stories in order to live.” In this week’s book club, we discuss the power of story. Join us.
Write a coming-of-age poem inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling” in this week’s poetry prompt from Seth Haines.
Sara Barkat retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood in the style of a graphic novel. Can you find a poem in the images?
Terrible things happen in fairy tales. Even in the watered-down Disney versions, stepmothers try to poison their stepdaughters, children are lost in the woods and captured to be eaten, young women are imprisoned in towers. LW Lindquist leads our latest book club discussion on Kim Addonizio’s Ordinary Genius.
When I was little, my mother would read stories to me from an oversized yet relatively thin edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. It had a green cloth cover, and I remember it specifically because I still have it. (It’s also decorated with writing in crayon, but that’s another story.) One of my favorite stories was […]