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.
How do you read poetry? “It is enough to enter,” says Todd Boss. Author Callie Feyen uses Todd’s poem to give you the easy secrets to poetry reading!
What have you been trying to tell yourself? Callie Feyen finds patterns, threads, and whispers in an old journal and “Kristin Lavransdatter.”
Join Callie Feyen and walk a spiral staircase with Tania Runyan, poet and author of “How to Write a Form Poem,” in order to understand the sestina.
“The Hobbit” is more than a book for children. Callie Feyen considers how to learn from Bilbo and write poems of experience.
What do you do when reading (or living) a difficult story? Callie Feyen suggests you consider poetry and Shakespeare’s Fool from ‘Twelfth Night.’
Join author Callie Feyen in taking a look at the mysterious and lovely world of the sonnet, and experience one for yourself using a variety of easy tools.
Callie Feyen marshalls Gwendolyn Brooks, the Incredible Hulk and Red Riding Hood in this reflection on teaching, imagination, wisdom and poetry in the varied parts of ourselves.
Author Callie Feyen invites us to write a love poem to words, allowing ourselves to respond to the Call to Adventure and bring back words to share.
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).
What mysteries do you notice throughout your day? Join author Callie Feyen as she attempts to help a young writer turn those mysteries into a prompt for poetry.
Dreams are shape-shifters and snitches. Join Callie Feyen and explore the many forms a dream can take shape, through poetry.
A crack of thunder starts a reading journey through Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and A Wrinkle in Time. Join Deva Curnutte on a dark and stormy night at home with books.
Instead of asking whether you’ll succeed, what if you asked yourself, “Would I like to try?” It might lead to less worry and more play. And more poetry.
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!
Frosty windows, a dog-eared Little House book, and houses old and new provide the backdrop for this reflection in our new At Home with Books column.
Come learn the secrets of being a deep reader with Megan Willome. And share your November pages for our monthy Reader, Come Home column.
Charlotte Donlon explores use of the second person narrative voice through the work of Claudia Rankine— and helps writers discover something surprising that’s within their power to do.
In the latest Read Like a Writer column, Charlotte Donlon explores the use of personification technique to bring words to life.
Charlotte Donlon invites us to “read like a writer,” discovering both a rich past and an immediate present in the present tense writing of Mary Oliver’s “Upstream.”