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- DescriptionHere are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page! This is the everything-you-need guide to spark new poems and unstick old stories, including lists of big, small, gross-out, and favorite words; adventurous and zany prompts to leap from; dares and double dares to help you mash up truths and lies into outrageous paragraphs; and letters of encouragement written directly to you from famous authors, including: Annie Barrows, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lemony Snicket, C. M. Mayo, Elizabeth Singer Hunt, Moira Egan, Gary Soto, Lucille Clifton, Avi, Betsy Franco, Carol Edgarian, Karen Cushman, Patricia Polacco, Prartho Sere, Lewis Buzbee, and C. B. Follett. This is your journal for inward-bound adventures use it to write, brainstorm, explore, imagine and even rip!
- Author BiographyKaren Benke has inspired children and even a few adults in the art of creative writing for over twenty years as a Poet in the Schools, writing coach, and visiting author. She specializes in leading on-the-spot creative writing workshops and has been known to get even the most reluctant writer to reach for a pen. Her poetry has appeared in many anthologies and national literary journals ( Ploughshares, Rattle, Hawaii Pacific Review, Poetry Daily ) and her books have been featured in FamilyFun magazine, The San Francisco Book Review, Kids' Book Review (Australia) and elsewhere. The recipient of two teaching grants from Poets & Writers and residencies from Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Hedgebrook, she runs TheWriters Nest and lives north of the Golden Gate Bridge with her teenage son, magic cat Clive, and rescue dog Rasco Roon. Visit her virtually at www.karenbenke.com.
- Author(s)Karen Benke
- PublisherShambhala Publications Inc
- Date of Publication31/10/2010
- SubjectChildren's General Interest & Leisure
- Place of PublicationBoston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTrumpeter Books
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight481 g
- Width177 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
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