Saturday, 6 February 2016

It’s Day 6 of our month-long daily writing project. This year’s theme is FOUND OBJECTS. For those of you who are new to the project, please read my introductory post. You’ll find more information and all of the Week 1 FOUND OBJECTS at this post. FOUND: Antique Dolls I found today’s object in my home town, Ellicott […]

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Hello, Found Object Poets. I am taking a break from blogging today. FOUND: Tomato Moon Don’t throw any rotten tomatoes my way! We’re still writing and sharing for Poetry Friday. You will find the Day 5 Found Object Poem Project post at Matt Forrest Esenwine’s blog, Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme. Thanks, Matt! And please stop by […]

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Monday, 11 January 2016

Sometimes, when I’m having an extrovert day, I strike up conversations with random people. “How do you do that,” my fellow introverts might ask? My background in journalism helps. When I was freelancing for the Baltimore Sun, I learned on the job how to ask questions that encourage people to talk about themselves. (The answer, […]

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Hey, Writerly Friends. February is almost here. You know what that means. It’s time for our annual daily writing workout! For the past three years — in order to practice writing and give something back to others during my birthday month — my blog has hosted a big poetry project. In 2013, I wrote every […]

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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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