Monday, February 1, 2016

Coming Soon...

I would like to start first by introducing myself.  My name is Erin Gilbert! I am a teacher in Newington, CT as well as a graduate student at Central CT State University.  I took the incredible journey through the writing project last summer, and I jumped at the chance to join the Student Writing Project this summer! I will be teaching as well as doing much of the coordinating this year, and I am really looking forward to working with the students and helping them to develop their writing.

And speaking of that...

We know you all are absolutely itching to get back to writing- and so are we!

We have begun the planning for our programs this summer, and we are very excited about what's to come!  We are still finalizing the details, and we will get all the information to you all as soon as we can!

So check back soon for updates, details, and registration information!

In the meantime... how about some writing?! Here's an idea:

Take one of your absolute FAVORITE songs, and write a poem, a piece of prose, a paragraph, a story, ANYTHING that shares the title- but make it your own! Try to do something totally new with it! 

Here's mine:

Early Morning Riser 
Originally by The Weepies

Early morning riser
Opens sleepy eyes,
Heavy lids

Inside, something is shouting
Though outside, nothing stirs

The peeling back of covers
Leads to the swinging of legs
As bare feet touch cool floor
Smooth wood

Coffee percolating on a slick countertop
Porcelain from the cabinet
Waiting to be filled

Sugar from the bowl,
Cream from the fridge
The first sip while walking to the porch

The stillness of silence
A greeting
As the sun begins its ascension
Good Morning

-Erin Gilbert

Here's the real song, sung by The Weepies live, if you were interested!

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