Upcoming Events

The following events are coming up for Writers in the Grove members and the general public.

  • Mondays: 9-11AM Creative Writing Workshop – Free – Forest Grove Community and Senior Center
  • Second Saturdays: 10:30am-noon Creative Writing Workshop – Free – Forest Grove Public Library
  • Conversations with Writers, last Monday of each month, 7-9PM, Reedville Presbyterian Church, Aloha
  • Washington County Writers Forum, first Thursday of each month, 7-8:30PM, Insomnia Coffee, downtown Hillsboro.
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PROMPT FOR THE WEEK: THE POEM “THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER” BY MARY OLIVER

We are experimenting with giving a prompt for the week so members can have more time to work on it and then bring their writing to the group meeting the following Monday.

The prompt for this week is a poem by Mary Oliver from her book of poems titled, A Thousand Mornings.

Three Things To Remember

As long as you’re dancing,

you can break the rules.

Some times breaking the rules is just

extending the rules.

Sometimes there are no rules.

by Mary Oliver

Take any inspiration you find in the poem and write in whatever direction you wish to take it.

PROMPT FOR THE WEEK: THE POEM “ON TRAVELING TO BEAUTIFUL PLACES” BY MARY OLIVER

We are experimenting with giving a prompt for the week so members can have more time to work on it and then bring their writing to the group meeting the following Monday.

The prompt for this week is a poem by Mary Oliver from her book of poems titled, A Thousand Mornings.

On Traveling To Beautiful Places

Every day I’m still looking for God
and I’m still finding him everywhere,
in the dust, in the flowerbeds.
Certainly in the oceans,
in the islands that lay in the distance
continents of ice, countries of sand
each with its own set of creatures
and God, by whatever name.
How perfect to be aboard a ship with
maybe a hundred years still in my pocket.
But it’s late, for all of us,
and in truth the only ship there is
is the ship we are all on
burning the world as we go.

by Mary Oliver

Take any inspiration you find in the poem and write in whatever direction you wish to take it.

3rd Grade Gaston Students

The prompt for the 3rd Grade Students had to do with a story written about monsters. The class was asked to illustrate and to write a review, this is just a few classics…

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I loved the story, I wish I had a part two were(sp where) they all play together.

I think the leson(sp lesson) was you should do new things and maby (sp maybe) you will like it.

Your (sp you’re) a amazing witer (sp writer), I love you Gretchen Keefer!

M. 3rd Grade

 

Don’t Judge people before you get to Know them

Anonymous . 3rd Grade

 

 

Prompt-a-Month: Children’s Table

Writers in the Grove Prompt-a-Month badge.The April prompt-a-month for our Writers in the Grove members is:

Did you sit at the children’s table?

Writers in the Grove members may hand in their submissions during the workshops or use our members only submission form. Check out the guidelines and instructions for submissions in the announcement.

PROMPT FOR THE WEEK: MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

We are experimenting with giving a prompt for the week so members can have more time to work on it and then bring their writing to the group meeting the following Monday.

The prompt for this week is:

The student led March For Our Lives rally just occurred this past weekend (3/24/18) in Washington D.C. and in sibling rallies in more than 800 cities around the U.S. and the world .

What would you say if one of the students asked you to join in the demonstration? Or, if you did, write your thoughts about it.