Meeting Canceled

Hey Scribblers!

Unfortunately I have to cancel our meeting for this week. Hopefully we can get started on the 18th. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

Cheers!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Scribblers to the 2014-2015 school year!

Our first meeting with be September 4th! Please follow the instructions below:
1. If you would like to be in the club this year, please submit a club application. http://tinyurl.com/clubappflvs
Everyone needs to fill out an application. After this email, I will only send out information to students who I get confirmation have applied.
2. You will also notice that there is no form to have your parents fill out at this point. Please read the important disclosures in the application before you submit so you know how to find the opt-out form as necessary. Always discuss your school involvement with a parent.
3. The blog will start up September 1.
4. First meeting – Thursday, September 4th at 7pm.

I can’t wait to write with you this year!
See you soon!

2014-2015 CWC Update

Hey Scribblers,

I hope you are having a great summer! We were hoping to get things started for the new school year next week, however we will need to hold off another month or so. We are creating a new club registration system. It will hopefully be ready in late August/early September. On the upside, the new system will be totally online and a lot easier for you!

Remember everyone has to reapply for clubs every new school year.

One event to put on your calendar: in October we will host a session with author Danette Vigilante! She will talk to us about writing and take questions from you.
Ms. Vigilante has published several books including “The Trouble with the Half Moon”. I would recommend reading it before her visit. I am in the middle of it, and it’s great so far.

I will let you know as soon as we can go.
Thanks for your patience!

Summer’s Here!

We are on break for the summer. Meetings will begin again in September, but look for information in August about getting started again.

The blog and comments will be closed during the summer.

I hope you have a great break. Thank you for a great year!

It’s Time by Cristi

Have you ever realized,
That if you have called someone,
Who is in Spain, and they answered,
Your voice has been in Spain?

Have you ever realized,
That if you sent a letter to someone
Who lives across the country,
Your words have traveled across
A Country?

Have you realized that if you have
Sent an e-mail to someone, those
Thoughts have floated in cyberspace?

Have you ever realized,
That if you have screamed outside,
Your voice has been heard by the sun,
And the trees, and the flowers,
And the whole entire sky?

Have you ever realized,
That you never realized,
That some part of you,
Whether it was your voice,
Or your words,
Or your e-mails,
Have been across, possibly the world, and you hadn’t even noticed? It’s time to look around and start noticing.

Writing Prompt from Natalie

A strangely familiar stranger knocks at your door. Write about your character reacting.

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments.

Writing Prompt from Rosalind

You character has to pick out a new outfit for summer! What does it look like?

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments.

Writing Prompt from Cheyenne

You wake up one morning in your bed the size of ant. Describe what your new perspective is like and what you’ll do next.

Write for 10 minutes. Post your piece to comments.

That Scary Day by Taylor

One day while I was walking home, a bush moved all of a sudden. A sudden chill shot through my spine, it wasn’t a windy day. In fact, now that I realize, that was the only bush. No trees, no grass, just a random bush. Could I be hallucinating? Why was there a random bush in the sidewalk? I turned and walked the other. I didn’t mind taking the long way, just so I can get away from that bush.

When I turned around, there was an old woman. She asked for help crossing the road. I asked if she was confused, because there was no road. We were on a sidewalk next to an empty lot. What street did she need to cross?
She grabbed my hand and demanded me to help her. I screamed as her grip was very firm. I grabbed my phone and called the police. They came just as the old lady walked away. I was on the floor, tears down my face, asking why they hadn’t come sooner. I was asked to describe the old woman.
Later, while I was at home, I received a call from the police. They had found the old woman. I was so relieved. The part that confused me was what they said next. It wasn’t a real old woman. It was a serial killer in a mask. The “woman” was found with a knife inside of her dress.

My only question was, was she inside of that bush?

Sarah Kay’s Ted Talk

Back in April we watched Sarah Kay perform one of her poems during one of our meetings. She presented a Ted Talk entitled, “If I Should Have A Daughter”. It’s about 18 minutes, but it’s a great talk about spoken word poetry, her experience with her craft, and her work with Project VOICE.

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