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Life on the Deckle Edge

Celebrating Writing

Thanks to Lakeview Academy in Gainesville, Ga., for hosting me to kick off the Lower School's "Writing Celebration" last week. Students of all ages have been learning and polishing their writing skills all year, and this year's celebration theme was "Capturing Ideas" - with the perfect visual of spring butterflies, fluttering all around the writing displays. Read More 
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Happy Birthday to Juno and Luna!

Juno and Luna, the two gray wolves I volunteer with at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, Ga., turn two today!

I made them a birthday cake this week; I'll post a couple of pictures on my WOLVES page as soon as I get my new computer all connected. (Can you say, always remember to back up your stuff? At least I had backed up a good bit.)
Happy Spring to you and your pack.... Read More 
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Gail Karwoski Workshop!

Are you eager to learn the ins and outs of writing and publishing for children, and are you somewhere near north Georgia? Whether your passion is picture books or novels, award-winning author Gail Langer Karwoski is the teacher for you.

On Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, Gail is offering The ABC's of Writing for Young Readers at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in Watkinsville, Ga. See www.ocaf.com under "Literary Arts" for workshop details, but here are the highlights: Read More 
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National Poetry Month!

Morning here has dawned with bold sun, boisterous birds, and buds all around. Like that alliteration?

Spring is the perfect time to stop for a moment and pay attention. My friend Ellen recently gave me some sticky notes with the phrase, "All creativity begins with noticing."

What will you notice on this fine, spring day? I still fall in with Wordsworth: "To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears." For more contemporary takes on noticing and poetry, check out the rich and boisterous blogs of these three blogs:  Read More 
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