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Can you believe it’s Day 15 of the #WaterPoemProject? We are halfway through our 30 days of water-themed poetry writing prompts from your favorite children’s authors. If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this project? […]

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Saturday, 4 April 2020

It’s Day 14 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this project? Please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of […]

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It’s Day 13 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this project? Please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of […]

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Welcome back to my month-long #WaterPoemProject, Poetry Friday friends. It’s Day 12. We have been writing in response to prompts about water for nearly two weeks! If you’re new to this project, please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of me describing how to participate. It’s on the YouTube channel Authors Everywhere. For #WaterPoemProject regulars who are […]

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It’s Day 11 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this project? Please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you […]

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Happy National Poetry Month, everyone! We’ve been working on the month-long #WaterPoemProject for ten days now, but if you’re looking for Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. If you’re new to this project, please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you […]

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Can you believe it’s already Day 9 of our month-long #WaterPoemProject? I hope that writing poetry is brightening your day during this challenging time. [My home state, Maryland, has been instructed to shelter in place.] If you’re new to this project, please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of me describing how to participate. It’s […]

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It’s Day 8 of our month-long #WaterPoemProject.  If you’re new to this project, please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of me describing how to participate. It’s on the YouTube channel Authors Everywhere. It’s my turn to come up with our water-themed writing prompt today. Let’s try one of my favorite forms to share with […]

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It’s Day 7 of our month-long #WaterPoemProject.  If you’re new to this project, please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of me describing how to participate. It’s on the YouTube channel Authors Everywhere. How did Week 1 go for you? When I’ve done this project in the past, the first week is filled with energy. […]

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Welcome back to our month-long #WaterPoemProject.  It’s Day 6. If you’re new to this project, please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of me describing how to participate. It’s on the YouTube channel Authors Everywhere. Today, we have a creative prompt from YA author and poet Heather Meloche. Heather’s poetry prompt is: Write a Concrete or “Shape” […]

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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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