Posts Categorized: A Page Before Midnight, Prompts and Fun for Writers

  • A Page Before Midnight – Writing Prompts

    Everybody has a story and it’s made up of moments – this moment – of a story. These prompts are about a moment. Scribbles on a page. (I do mine really early in the morning, but if you’re a teen, you might do yours on the phone in the dark late at night.) These are…

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  • “Tell Me More”

    I have the great fortune to spend this year with New Hampshire Humanities. We’re working on a reading and writing project with  English learners.  The project is A Year of New Voices,   In the Year of New Voices, professional writers meet English learners in Connections book discussion programs. Selected students will have an opportunity to work…

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  • Juan Takes His Turn – JabberWalking with Juan Felipe Herrera

    He calls a poem a burble. A writing pad is a paperbag, or a newspaper, periodico, or whatever you want it to be. All that matters is that you hurry, hurry, hurry. And write down whatever you see in the world. What you hear, what you taste, What you love.

  • Finding the Dove – Writing Workshops

    “Finding the Dove: Writing with English Language Learners” is a workshop I present for teachers of English language learners and for students themselves.   The workshop offers  poems, stories, novels, and works of nonfiction to inspire students to write themselves, see the importance of their own stories, and experience their telling and writing muscles. This is…

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