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Last Meeting of the Year!

Harks and alarms, Scribblers! Our last meeting of the year is next Thursday, May 25 at 7pm EST.

During this meeting, we will brainstorm for next year and celebrate the current one with some awards.
If you are a graduating senior or leaving the club, we’d like to celebrate you during our last meeting!

 

  • Send me one or all of the following to include in the meeting.
    • A picture
    • A goodbye message
    • An open mic piece
  • You can read things yourself, or have someone read for you. You can send material even if you aren’t able to come.
  • Email what you’d like to include by May 24.

 

Last Meeting of the Year!

May 25!

During our last meeting we will have a lot of fun celebrating this last year. You’ll have an opportunity to talk about the things you liked and didn’t like, as well as brainstorm what you’re interested in doing next year.

We’ll also say goodbye to our seniors and members who aren’t returning next year. If you are a senior or departing member, we’d love to celebrate you!

  • Send me one or all of the following to include in the meeting.
    • A picture
    • A goodbye message
    • An open mic piece
  • You can read things yourself, or have someone read for you. You can send material even if you aren’t able to come.
  • Email what you’d like to include by May 24.

Book Discussion This Week!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our next meeting is this Thursday, May 11, 7-8pm EST.
During this meeting we will have a book discussion about The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
Do you have thoughts about the book? Create a powerpoint slide to present! Your slide should be about a specific writing technique that Zusak utilizes that you’d like to highlight.
Slides due by Wednesday, May 10.

If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.

Open Mic – This is our last open mic opportunity of the year.
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, May 10.
-You can submit fiction, poetry, or non-fiction.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you soon!

May Meetings

Our May meetings are a little off our regular schedule Also, they are our LAST meetings of the year before summer break!

May 11 – The Book Thief Book Discussion

May 25 – End of the Year Celebration

Meeting Next Week!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 20, 7-8pm EST.
During this meeting we will continue our discussion of Poetry during NaPoWriMo.
If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.
Please sign in with your first and last name for attendance.

Open Mic
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-Any Open Mic pieces should be poetry.
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, April 19.
-You can submit fiction, poetry, or non-fiction.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Literature Chat
Do you want to share a book you’ve read or an author you love with the club? Maybe you read about a writing technique or idea that you’d like to share.
Literature Chat Requirements:
-You must be present to discuss your slide and have a mic to be able to speak to the group.
-You must create a powerpoint slide about what you’d like to share.
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, April 19.
-Your powerpoint should be limited to one slide.
-Topics must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Topics will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Book Discussion – The Book Thief

For Our May 11 meeting, we’ll discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Read it between now and May 11 and we’ll discuss the book from a writing perspective.

#MicroPoetry Contest

A micropoem is a poem that is 140 characters (not words) or less. Something you can send in a tweet or a text.

• Each entry must consist of a poem that is 140 characters or less. One entry per person.
• Poems must be school appropriate.
• Poems will be anonymous during voting.
• 10 Participation Points – An additional 5 and 10 points to the runner up and winner.
• Email your poem to me by April 13. Voting begins on the blog on April 14.

Check out last year’s winners and contest on the blog.

Upcoming Meetings and Activities

There are only a couple of months left before summer break, and they are jam packed with lots of activities. Make sure to read through everything below so you don’t miss anything!

Upcoming Meetings

  • April 20, 7pm EST – Club Meeting: NaPoWriMo
  • May 11, 7pm EST – Club Meeting: Book Thief Discussion
  • May 25, 7pm EST – Club Meeting: Celebration and Last Meeting of the Year

April – NaPoWriMo Challenge

  • April is National Poetry Writing Month, and the NaPoWriMo Challenge. The challenge is to write 30 poems in 30 days OR choose a number that works for you. The point is quantity over quality and to just write some poetry.
  • You can participate by posting your poems to the blog comments each day or emailing them all to me at the end of the month. There will be prompts on the blog every day that you can write to, or you can write whatever you like.
  • Participation Points = 25
  • To officially participate, email me.

Service Project

  • We’ve wrapped everything up. 20 members participated. Together they donated 592 books and volunteered 40 hours at libraries and schools in various literary related services. WOOHOO!
  • Thank you to Alexia, Alycia, Brianna Mc, Caia, Charissa, Cheyenne, Cristi, Destiny B, Devin, Emilee, Grace, Hannah G, Kaitlynn, Kayle, Michelle, Munna, Olivia, Rosalind, Sabrina, and Sydney.

#MicroPoetry Contest

  • A micropoem is a poem that is 140 characters (not words) or less. Something you can send in a tweet or a text.
  • Check out last year’s winners and contest on the blog.
  • Each entry must consist of a poem that is 140 characters or less. One entry per person.
  • Poems must be school appropriate.
  • Poems will be anonymous during voting.
  • Email your poem to me by April 13. Voting begins on the blog on April 14.

Book Spine Poetry

  • Find at least 3-4 book titles in your bookcase and create a poem out of them.
  • Check out some EXAMPLES.
  • Email pictures of your Book Spine Poems to me.
  • Book Spine Poems due by April 19.

Book Discussion – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  • For Our May 11 meeting, we’ll discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Read it between now and May 11 and we’ll discuss the book from a writing perspective.

 

 

 

Meeting Next Week!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

First, two requests.

  1. If you’re interested in submitting some quotes about the club for the FLVS Yearbook, please fill out this FORM.
  2. I am also interested in gathering quotes from our members about the club, so if you fill out the yearbook form, please copy your responses and send them to me as well. Or, just send your responses to me if you don’t want to submit them for yearbook.
    1. What is your favorite thing about the club?
    2. How does this club prepare you for the future?
    3. What is your favorite memory of the club?

 

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 6, 7-8pm EST.

During this meeting we will kick off National Poetry Month and talk about poetry.
If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.
Please sign in with your first and last name for attendance.

Open Mic
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, April 5.
-We will only be reading poetry pieces for Open Mic this month.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Literature Chat
Do you want to share a book you’ve read or an author you love with the club? Maybe you read about a writing technique or idea that you’d like to share.
Literature Chat Requirements:
-You must be present to discuss your slide and have a mic to be able to speak to the group.
-You must create a powerpoint slide about what you’d like to share.
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, April 5.
-Your powerpoint should be limited to one slide.
-Topics must be school appropriate. Pieces should not be explicitly political, religious, or intimate.
-Topics will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Star Scribblers

Congrats to our current top 10 list of Scribblers! These members currently have the most participation points. Who will win the prize at the end of the year? You’ve got two more months to participate and get those points!

Alexia
Alycia
Charissa
Cristi
Devin
Grace
Jacob
Kaitlynn
Mary-Kelly
Rosalind