Join author Callie Feyen for Women’s History Month, as she writes about two women and Aretha Franklin who gave her a little sparkle in the dark.
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Looking for the Poetry in Vermeer, a Blockbuster of an Art Exhibition
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is exhibiting the largest number of paintings ever assembled by Johannes Vermeer. You’re invited to write a poem to join in.
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.
Earth Song Poem Featured on The Slowdown!—Birds in Home Depot
“Birds in Home Depot” makes a journey from poet Rick Maxson’s experience, to the Earth Song nature poems anthology, to Poetry Foundation’s The Slowdown!
50 States of Generosity: Maine
Join teacher and library catalog coordinator Nikki Rank, in crossing the border from New Hampshire to Maine. There are clams, moose, and blueberries waiting for you!
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.
Poetry Prompt: Response Poetry
Instead of arguing on social media, join author Callie Feyen as she explores response poetry. With help from poet Dave Malone.
Celebrate! A Christmas Carol Illustrated + Poetry Prompt
Come write a poem, to celebrate the release of the TS Classic edition of A Christmas Carol! This edition has prompts from poet Megan Willome.
Video: Earth Song: A Nature Poems Experience—Enchanting!
Get ready to be enchanted by this nature poems video, created especially for Earth Song: A Nature Poems Experience. We’d love to read a poem you write, inspired by your favorite moment!
Poetry Prompt: Haiku for Stress
Haiku is best in times of stress. Callie Feyen teaches participants in an Advent workshop—and us—to write How to Wait haiku.
Poet Laura: What are we celebrating now?
Poet Laura Dheepa R. Maturi shares a game that brought family, generations (and Jane Austen) together in poignant whimsy.
An Exclusive Call for Poems: Jekyll and Hyde Book Club
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Writing Prompt: How To Be Grateful
How do you be grateful, especially when it’s the worst possible time for gratitude? Author Callie Feyen talke you through it (with scones).