In honor of Beverly Cleary, author Callie Feyen reminisces about her first encounter with Newbery-award winner “Dear Mr. Henshaw.”
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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.
In this amusing excerpt from Will Willingham’s novel Adjustments, a man and his landlady invite dates for each other to a dinner party, and a ruckus ensues.
A tale of a silver skunk, quiet talk of an unknown sonneteer, and friends at a distance together at York’s. Share in this surreal pandemic journal entry, with Callie Feyen.
Before summer ends, step outside for a little stoop sitting. Author Callie Feyen offers a poetry prompt about the place we call home.
Join Callie Feyen as she offers a poetry prompt about the power of metaphor. Especially when the ocean is involved.
What memories do you have of swimming as a child? Join Callie Feyen as thinks about her own summertime memories and of swimming to the horizon.
Join author Callie Feyen as she explores a poetry prompt about swimming in sand, drawn from memories of several trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes.
What do you need to push away from in order to take flight? Join Callie Feyen as she considers resistance as a mighty force that’s not just for the birds.
Like the butterfly, sometimes we can’t stop who we’re becoming. At those times, says Callie Feyen, all there is left to do is spread our wings and fly.
The 17-year cicada will emerge this summer. What else is emerging in the world? Join author Callie Feyen as she considers how to write poems of emergence.
Author Callie Feyen takes a dare to write nature poetry, finding inspiration from daredevil Robert Frost.
A season of finishing can also be a time for a beginning. And seasons of retreat can be opportunities for turning outward. Callie Feyen concludes her book club discussion of Nicole Gulotta’s Wild Words this week.
In this week’s Wild Words book club discussion, Callie Feyen considers the liminal spaces we find ourselves in, and how we emerge from them to new ways of being.
In this week’s Wild Words book club discussion, Callie Feyen considers the role of our feelings in moving our writing forward. Join us!
In this week’s Wild Words book club discussion, author Callie Feyen invites writers to imagine their lives as a poem, in a reflection on the seasons of going back in time and discontent.
In this first installment of the Wild Words book club, Callie Feyen reflects on five ways her writing has started, and the ways beginning and doubting intersect.
In a time when touch is largely prohibited, author Callie Feyen invites us to turn to poetry to express how we feel about friendship—using more than words.