Tuning Your Ear to the Sound of Poetry

Tuning Your Ear to the Sound of Poetry

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Hey!  I just wanted to shout out that a short blog post I wrote about training one’s ear to the music found in poems is up at the RhyPicBoMo site at:  http://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/  .   (That’s:  Rhyming Picture Book Month site.) Scroll down a little below the information about SCBWI.

 

Enjoy!

(And write a poem today to celebrate National Poetry Month!)

Shutta

HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!

HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!

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YAY!  I love that poetry has its own month. Read some poems! Write some poems! Vote in the March Madness poetry playoffs at: http://www.thinkkidthink.com/  .  (We’re down to the final eight today!)

Check out this link on 30 ways to celebrate at Poets Org.: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/94

Also, consider signing up for RhyPiBoMo–which translates as Rhyming Picture Book Month at: http://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/ . (You only have to commit to reading a rhyming picture book a day–10 minutes, tops! And to writing a poem a day . . . and to having fun. Plus, there will be a lot of good posts about writing–a new one every day. And I’ve written one which will be posted on April 8th!)  So stop by.

May all your days be lyrical!

Shutta

Inspiration through SCBWI

Inspiration through SCBWI

I just have to say that I am still on a high from Florida’s SCBWI conference. Way to go Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld and your team!! What a great line-up for the all-day general sessions on Sat. Chris Crutcher (funny & moving), Augusta Scattergood and her editor Andrea Pinkney (sweet), Sara Pennypacker (passionate & inspiring), Peter Brown (thoughtful & zany) and the inimitable Lois Duncan whose first book for teens came out in 1956! (Wise & funny . . . she’d written so many that at one point she had to go onto amazon.com to check and see if she’d written a particular title that a movie producer was interested in! She couldn’t remember. Wonderful stories of the writing life.)

What a way to keep the writing fires stoked! Many thanks to my writing community and to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Shutta

 

Florida’s SCBWI site:  http://florida.scbwi.org/