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Service Project

  • 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!

Participation Points

  • 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.

Upcoming Meetings

  • April 19, 7-8pm EST
  • May 10, 7-8pm EST
  • May 24, 7-8pm EST – Final meeting of the year!

April 5 Meeting Recording:

View the Blackboard Collaborate 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.

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  1. So i must submit my short story to you through email?

  2. There is a short story that I am working on but it has some holiday stuff in it. The holiday short story month is over but can I still send it in? It will probably be longer that 500 words.

    • I will post it if you email it to me, but any post for the blog needs to be 500 words or less. You can send an excerpt if you want.

  3. okay, I might send you an excerpt

  4. So… I’ve read everything about the workshop through these posts and through the one above, and I am still slightly lost… only slightly! I was wondering what it means when it says, “Space is limited. Members will be accepted into the workshop based on a story.” Space is limited? Like, what space? And also, we can be accepted, but all we have to do is submit an original story? So, like, you’re not voted in based on writing skills or keeping the readers attention, or spelling errors, etc.? I also realized that you said more information will be given about it by the beginning of January, but you also said, “I wanted to give you a heads up to give you time to get your submission together if you’re interested.” So, I assume that means that were on some sort of time limit, as well. Just wondering a few things… thanks so much, Mrs. Emery!

  5. Hi, I’m unable to make some meetings and was told I need to post on the blog. Do I post replys to other students’ works only? and for this is it okay we I post a poem every few days because my schedule is too hectic to sit down and write everyday?

    • Hey Holly,
      You can reply to student’s work or write to one of the writing prompts. You can post a comment about anything. For NaPoWriMo, you can post your poems whenever during the month, it doesn’t have to be everyday. If it’s day 10, and you want to post to Day 1, you can do that.

  6. I am having a bit of trouble balancing everything at once since I seem to like to spend way too long on a single assignment in school, but I am so excited for everything that I can’t sit still.

  7. Hey guys! I look forward to meeting with you all soon! – Anna

  8. I’m going to work on the Flash Fiction shirt story today 🙂 Thanks for giving us prompts!

  9. Excited to get started on the prompt!

  10. Can’t wait for the meeting tonight 🙂

  11. Im so glad we’re discussing The Hobbit. I love Tolkien’s work.

  12. Me too Hailey! I just got it from the library a few days ago, and haven’t had time to start, but it sounds like a very good book! After, I really want to read the Lord of The Rings, to continue. Can’t wait for the meeting in 3 days! 😁

  13. Sebastian Williams

    Hi @Mrs. Emery! I received your e-mail. Sorry, it wasn’t so much being busy, than forgetting. The alarms start to go off cycle after a few times. I just finished fixing them.

  14. I have a question, how do you participate in the short story workshop? It sounds like a really fun event, and I would love to participate and learn more about writing short stories! (Which I LOVE to write!) Thank you!

  15. Kaitlyn Collins

    Hi there! So I was accepted on January 19th, the day of your most recent meeting, but I unfortunately did not see the email until January 20th and thus had absolutely no idea that there was a meeting. Will this count against me in participation? Thank you so much and I can’t wait to get started!

    • Hey Kaitlyn, Not at all! You’ll get started from here. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to writing with you.

  16. When will the Shakespeare festival meetings be? 🙂

  17. Gosh, the tutoring sounds very fun! Also, videos are not allowed right? Thank you!

  18. With the tutoring, am I allowed to tutor family members? Where I live, there isn’t a lot of volunteering opportunities and my sister is not very good at English or reading. Also, does volunteering get participation points? 🙂

  19. Also, I just seen on the participation points list that you can be part of the Shakespeare planning committee? How do you sign up for that? 🙂

  20. Hi i am new and i would like to know how i would add a piece of poetry?
    Shae

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