- The Creative Writing Club will be organizing a service project this year.
- Our project will run in March and April.
- Three Options
- Collect books to donate to a library, school, or organization.
- Volunteer to read to someone at a school, library, nursing home, or organization.
- Volunteer to tutor someone in English, reading, or writing.
- There is a google form to submit when you have donated books or volunteered.
- Ya’ll are awesome and do lots of different kinds of volunteering and you help out friends and siblings all the time. For the purposes of this service project, your volunteering should be reading/writing/book based and should be for a specific organization. If you have an idea for something, you can always ask.
- Send in pictures of the books you’re donating or of you reading! (Only send in pictures if you’re ok with sharing them on the blog and in meetings. You do not have to be in the picture.)
Group Short Story
- The Group Short story is still ongoing. If you haven’t been tagged yet, don’t worry! Your turn is coming up soon.
National Poetry Writing Month – NaPoWriMo Challenge
- April is National Poetry Month!
- The challenge is to write one poem a day for 30 days. Each day, there will be a prompt posted on the blog. That post is both your prompt for the day, and the place where you will leave your poem for that day. You can post your poem to the comments, and email me your completed poems at the end of the month.
- Not ready for the challenge? No worries. As always, what you do here — and what level of participation you choose — is up to you. Write, and share, as much or as little as you like this month, whether it’s 1 poem or 30. The prompts are here to work for you, not to make you feel restrained or constrained in any way. You can submit your poems to any of the prompts on any day, it doesn’t need to be the same day. For example if you missed day 1, and now it’s day 10, you can still write a poem for day 1 and submit it to the post. You also don’t have to write to the prompt.
- It’s not about quality, it’s about quantity. Even if you don’t normally write poetry, you should participate in this great exercise!
- Email Mrs. Emery if you want to participate with your poem goal.
- Poems due by April 30th.
- The ultimate challenge is 30 poems, however you can set your goal to be whatever you want and still participate. Whether you write 1 poem or 30, that’s still great!
- There will be a prompt on the blog every day. You can respond to the prompt, or post your own poem. Poems posted to the blog must be school appropriate.
- To participate, you must email Mrs. Emery with your goal by April 15th and then email your completed poems at the end of the month.
- We’ll have two meetings during the month, April 5 and 19. We’ll discuss all things poetry and share some of the great writing going on.
- However you want to write in April, there’s room for your approach. Let’s make National Poetry Month a month to set, and exceed, our personal goals related to reading, writing and sharing poetry.
- Email Mrs. Emery with your goal by April 15th to participate in NaPoWriMo!
- Members will be awarded points throughout the year based on different options for participating.
- At the end of the year, the member with the most points will win a prize!
- Current Participation Opportunities
- Meeting = 20 points
- Blog Comment = 5 points
- Blog Submission = 10 points
- Group Short Story = 15 points
- Shakespeare Festival Activity Assistant = 20 points
- Shakespeare Fest Planning Committee = 50 points
- Participate in NaPoWriMo = 25 points
Basic Club Info:
- Meetings are usually the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8pm EST.
- To remain a member of the club, you must attend 1 meeting per month OR post 1 comment on the blog.
- All activities, exercises, and events are optional. The only requirement is participation.
- April 19, 7-8pm EST
- May 10, 7-8pm EST
- May 24, 7-8pm EST – Final meeting of the year!
April 5 Meeting Recording:
NOTE: All activities are optional. The only requirement for the club is participation (attending a meeting or posting a comment on the blog). You can watch the meeting recording for more information and discussion.