Three More Haiku To Be Published
Yay! I’ll have three haiku in the upcoming Haiku Northwest 25th Anniversary Anthology. I know that we will be having some events in late June, so I might get a chance to read the poems. I look forward to that.
My Wonderful Writing Weekend
Yes, I know a bit too much alliteration in the title…but anyways…I mentioned in my last post that I was very busy this weekend.
I was and wasn't.
I enjoyed a weekend full of writing and friends.
I attended the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Western Washington Conference. I met up with some people, I hadn't seen in a year or more. I also met new friends.
I learned that it’s time to submit my work aggressively.
I made a promise, to a fellow writer that I’ll be submitting like crazy. So I have until May 20th to give her a list of places that I choose.
I also came up with a new story, and I’m looking forward to writing it.
I have a fun challenge ahead!
On Thursday, the 18th, it was National Poem In Your Pocket Day. That’s where you take a poem you’ve written or a favorite poem, put it in your pocket and share it with others.
For my class, I wrote a poem for each of my students. It described them and some of their favorite things. They put those poems in their pocket (or left them on the floor). I ended up printing out some extras but that’s okay. My students created some of their own poems for friends, family members, themselves, and even me.
Overall the children had a blast sharing poems with each other.
Poetry Is Everything
April is National Poetry Month, here are some events in the area:
My First Published Haiku
My first published haiku will appear in The Haiku Society Of America 2012 Members’ Anthology. That’s a mouth full.
I submitted this poem along with others about a year ago. After some delay the Anthology is due to come out in about a month and a half.
Here’s the poem:
snow flurries float
with autumn leaves--
i rest my rake against a tree
At first, I wanted critique something I wrote over a year ago, but instead I’ll just let it be…
And enjoy it…
Not Only Is It
National Poetry Month, but it is National Autism Awareness Month: http://www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month/
I've taught several children with autism, so I wanted to post about this too.
We had an excellent presentation about children with autism at our school about a month ago…
National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month. I’m planning a lot of fun activities in my classroom. I also hope for some personal writing success.
Maybe even make an event:
March Haiku Northwest
I went to our Haiku Northwest meeting on Thursday. We are planning the 25th anniversary of Haiku Northwest with an anthology. I plan to submit some of my poems, so we’ll see. I continue to write a haiku a day, sometimes more. It’s a lot of fun to write and read other people’s poems.
Here’s the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#!/pages/NaHaiWriMo/108107262587697
This is a few days late, I couldn’t update my blog. The solution, from Weebly Support, was to download Google Chrome.