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.
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).
Poetry Prompt: Poem for a Summer’s Finish
Join author Callie Feyen has she explores summer’s finish and autumn’s beginning as her daughter prepares to start high school.
By Heart: ‘Mother to Son’ + New A.E. Stallings Challenge
Complicated mothers don’t need candles. They need a crystal stair. Join us as we learn Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son” By Heart.
Poetry Prompt: Six-Room Poetry
Join author Callie Feyen as she wallows in the Michigan fog. That is, until her daughter changes her mind and prompts poetry.
Hermit Crab Essay 003: Directions for Metaphor
Join Callie Feyen as she seeks directions for metaphor, accompanied by her high school daughter and the high school parking lot.
Hermit Crab Essay Series: 001 How to Do A Switch Leap
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.
Poetry Prompt: Love In Algebra
Join author Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt as she considers the many ways (some mathematical) to say, “I love you.”
Poetry Prompt: So Many Other Better Things To Do
Callie Feyen finds poetry for the crisis, both external and internal. Join her for a summer poetry prompt about what to do besides worry.
By Heart: ‘Motherload’ + Li-Young Lee Challenge
For this month’s By Heart, we learn a poem about motherhood by Kate Baer, called “Motherload.”
Poetry Prompt: Seeing Stars
Have you ever received a gift you didn’t know you needed? Join Callie Feyen on a summer night of seeing stars and learning to let go.
Poetry Prompt: Include a Metaphor
Join Callie Feyen as she offers a poetry prompt about the power of metaphor. Especially when the ocean is involved.
Children’s Book Club: ‘Wave’
Being brave sometimes means getting wet. But in Suzy Lee’s ‘Wave,’ being brave also brings gifts that last a lifetime. Join us for our Children’s Book Club.
Children’s Book Club: ‘The Runaway Bunny’
For this month’s Children’s Book Club, we read Margaret Wise Brown’s classic picture book ‘The Runaway Bunny,’ featuring a song by the Zac Brown Band.
Poetry Prompt: Unsaid Things
Author Callie Feyen considers all the things unsaid in her weekly poetry prompt—things we can re-see with a little rearranging and remembering.
Poetry Prompt: Like a Love Song
There are many ways to express love (some are quite silly). Take a drive with author Callie Feyen and her teenage daughter and listen to some love songs.
Prompt: A How-To Story
What rituals do you practice in your writing routine? Join author Callie Feyen in following how-to poetry prompts (or journal entries, stories, or collages).
Life Notes: Dragon Scales to Go, to Stay
Remember what it was like to be a harried mom in the shoe store? (Or was that just yesterday?) In this Life Notes edition, L.L. Barkat recalls all too well — with dragon scales as part of the deal.