Join author Callie Feyen as she and her young library patrons imagine up cupcakes to bake for their favorite Mother Goose and fairy tale characters.
Join author Callie Feyen as she hunts for spring with a group of second graders. Then get your own senses kindled and respond with a poem!
Join author Callie Feyen as she confesses her fear of teaching Romeo and Juliet, and realizes there is much more to see than what she’s afraid of.
Join author Callie Feyen as she talks with kindergarteners about being frustrated and watches as they head toward joy, balloons in hand.
Join author Callie Feyen, a bunch of pirates, and a great group of kindergarteners and first graders as they hunt for treasure found in stories. Then write your own treasure poem!
Whether you prefer writing longhand or typing on the computer, be on the look out for flashes of beauty as we write catalog poems.
Whether you are a planner or prefer to fly by the seat of your pants, author Callie Feyen has some thoughts on the practice and poetry of keeping a planner.
Journalist and author Megan Willome has two tips for great interviews. (Make that three tips.)
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.
Join author Callie Feyen as she walks down a one-hundred-year-old alley and dreams about what it is she might become someday.
Author Callie Feyen’s only advice for understanding poetry is to compare it to a middle school group chat conversation gone awry.
Author Callie Feyen looks to explain twenty years of marriage as a mysterious – albeit lovely – poem.
At every stage of the writing process, mental space is a must. Try these 5 simple tricks to create must-have space (and avoid the McDonald’s Effect). One of the tricks might especially surprise you.
What poems bring light to the darkening days of winter? In this week’s poetry prompt Callie Feyen guides us down the gray highway to find beauty.
Callie Feyen believed she’d lost the poetry of teaching, but Megan Willome showed her that poetry (and teaching) hadn’t lost *her.*
Is there something you remember that you wish you could return to? Join Callie Feyen in stirring your memories of lost things you wish you could find again—and put them in a poem!
A good rule for writing true is, start with what bothers you. But what do we do when what bothers us is too much to figure into a story? How about making a list?
Looking for ways to tap into your memories and turn them into stories or poems? Try heart mapping, a creative exercise in exploring what you hold close.
Join Callie Feyen as she confesses why Halloween is a favorite holiday, and also, that she hopes to never grow too old for its make believing.
What’s the difference between mystery and fear? Join Callie Feyen as she discusses trying to create mystery poems from what makes us afraid.