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I've Decided To...

For whatever reason I’ve decided to do this blog…no, wait, be a bit more assertive (is that even the right word? Fuck it, we’re going with it). 753 more words

Anxiety

The creative process in poetry: Poet Stephen Spender (Part 2)

When most of us think of how the mind of a poet works, we probably imagine that “inspiration” is the major driving force; however the poet Stephen Spender says that the biggest part of writing poetry is simply hard, creative work. 494 more words

Writing

826 Digital

Dave Eggers, award-winning author of books such as A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, explains in his 2008 TED Talk, “Once Upon a School,” how he conceived the idea of a tutoring and creative writing center that would be part of the community, a place that would offer one-on-one help to the students in the area with writers who would volunteer their time. 225 more words

Education

Creating, Building and Painting for Beauty vs Beast

Starting in early April, many students worked hard to build all the sets and props for the amazing production of Beauty vs Beast. Many cast members dropped by the Pod to help build and paint during days off rehearsal and the production crew worked hard on most days, some evenings and even a few weekends. 116 more words

Critical Thinking

The creative process in poetry: Poet Stephen Spender (Part 1)

Discussing some of the key intellectual and emotional elements that constitute the creative component in the making of poetry, the poet Stephen Spender wrote, “The problem of creative writing is essentially one of concentration, and the supposed eccentricities of poets are usually due to mechanical habits or rituals developed in order to concentrate.” (1) 325 more words

Writing

Little Artists: 1st grade and talented

Because art is everything and in everything. Because it engages the brain cells into developing synopses. Because it is fun and allows self-expression.

Couple reasons I love art and being a teaching artist – spread the art and creativity all around! 209 more words

Art

Dr. Shankle: Art and Science

I had the honor to attend Dr. Shankle Conference on Thursday, May 17th at Hoag Neuroscience Institute along with over one hundred people, and to assist with the art activities afterwards. 559 more words

Art