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Age Range: 7 – 12 years
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Roost Books (March 5, 2019)
Unleash your creativity! Explore creative writing in new ways that will have you cutting, folding, tearing, and ripping the pages!
This is the activity book for out-of-bounds creative writing fun. Full of 52 zany,
silly, and thoughtful prompts—perfect for elementary-aged kids—this book will take your writing to new places, literally! Write a haiku and fold it up into a paper crane, write fortunes and tuck them in places for people to find, write out all your accomplishments and then let your talents soar as a paper airplane—there’s no end to the imaginative ways to use words and paper.
KAREN 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 FamilyFunmagazine, 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 The Writers 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.
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