Still Time To Join Us for Small Poems: Great Writers

The Morehead Writing Project’s Spring 2022 Writing Marathon is still available to those writers and teachers who were waiting for National Poetry Month to participate in Small Poems: Great Writers.

Small Poems: Great Writers is open to all writers of all ages in our Morehead Writing Project community. We hope Morehead WP teachers will involve their students of all ages and we hope our adult writers from preservice to retired teachers and those who just love to write will join us too.

Morehead WP leaders prepared writing invitations and the opportunity to share writing, resources to guide the crafting of freeform writing into small poems, and critique and curation protocols to lead to publication. Teachers and writing group leaders will have the flexibility to adapt these resources, the level of sharing and connection beyond their group, and proposed schedule to suit the unique circumstances of their writing community, but we hope to create a connected community of writers spanning our region and beyond through this shared experience.

Any writers are free to use the invitations we crafted to inspire this marathon:

However, to receive the materials for the Craft and Critique phase and to be eligible to publish pieces in the Small Poems: Great Writers anthology leaders/writers must sign up before April 22.

Leslie Workman of Fairview Elementary, Stacie May of Rowan County Middle; Seth Thatcher of Bath County High; and Deanna Mascle of Morehead State are planning this project so feel free to reach out directly with your ideas. Ask us if you need help convincing reluctant administrators about the value of this program to cultivate genius, develop essential skills, and create joy.