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The Daily Read

Nov 28
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Round stones

This afternoon I step delicately, avoiding the cairns peppered precariously down the undulating edge. I fondle the many colors of smooth granite, noting the short distance between green and pink. 

Almost grey, 
the grey of the sky, 
the grey of the sea.  

Only waves drive the stones to dance. We surf the tilt, balancing round rocks, watching the water crash against the shore.  

In our wild watching,
there is no horizon, 
only round stones, 
flat sky, and unsteady sea.
Nov 29

Reuben Jackson joins YWP Board

REUBEN JACKSON, poet, jazz archivist, and longtime mentor and friend of YWP, has joined the board of Young Writers Project! Reuben, a former host of VPR's Friday Night Jazz and a graduate of Goddard College, now lives in Washington, D.C. His most recent book of poetry, "Scattered Clouds," was published in 2019. In October 2019, Reuben was YWP's special guest at our celebration of the publication of Anthology 10. (Photo above). He will be leading an online poetry workshop for YWP in January! Watch the site for details.
Nov 15

Online Open Mic Nights Dec-May!

Oh Snap! will continue with monthly open mic nights December to May! Hosts eyesofIris and Yellow Sweater are planning Oh Snap! for the last Saturday night of each month through May 2021! You must have a YWP account to participate. Sign up forms for your Zoom invitation will be on the site before each event. Dec. 26 signup is here.

Here are the dates; all events start at 7 PM EST:
Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Saturday, May 29, 2021


SIGN UP HERE FOR DEC. 26
Nov 28

Line Break: The YWP Podcast

Hi, I'm Iris! (eyesofIris here on YWP.) Take a pause and listen to Line Break!
Aug 19

Community Leaders 2020-21

Community Leaders are the heart and soul of Young Writers Project – they put so much energy and love into this community that they deserve special recognition. READ THE COMMUNITY LEADERS' NEWSLETTER HERE! YWP writers, photographers, and artists are invited to become Community Leaders because of all they do for YWP, the thought and care they put into their own work, and the encouragement and positive reinforcement they give to others on the site.
 
MEET YWP's COMMUNITY LEADERS for 2020-21:

Alessandra G.
amaryllis
AvaClaire
cedar
Crescent_Moon
charvermont
dogpoet
eyesofIris
Fiona Ella
fire girl
gaia_lenox
Graceful
happydancer
Hazel C.
Icarus Blackmore
Ice Blink
Icestorm
Inkpaw
irishjayne
Kittykatruff
LadyMidnight
laurenm
Sep 01

THE COMMUNITY JOURNALISM PROJECT

The COMMUNITY JOURNALISM PROJECT (CJP), now in its second year in the 2020-21 school year, offers writing and photo challenges, journalism skills-building, online workshops, and publication throughout the school year. Watch the site for weekly updates. This project is for students and teachers, inside and outside of the classroom.

Historic Times Call for Great Writing!

Thanks for all your support!

Dec 07
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THANK YOU to our generous supporters including those featured above! Please support them and support YWP, too! DONATE TODAY! 

YWP News

Nov 28

Line Break, Episode 26


Hi everyone! This week I spoke with ZoeBee about her poem, "A boy in a trench coat," NaNoWriMo, historical fiction, seeing poetry as a beautiful mistake, writing with typewriters, and using terrible writing as a warm-up. Also, this is Part 1 of a Line Break mini-series called "Hannaford Love Poems." Part 2 will be posted in two weeks, so be sure to listen to that episode as well! 
I hope you enjoy!
-Iris 
Audio download:
Podcast26Edited!!!.mp3
Nov 23

Hello Winter!


It's Vermont's favorite season, right? Let's celebrate! Winter is almost here ... Join your host Alex Muck for an online writing party/salon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6:30-8 PM. Sign up for your invitation!
 

Challenges

Aug 08

Photo-Geometry

Lines and angles can make dynamic images. Intersecting lines can also add depth to your photos. Look around you and explore interesting angles – like these photos by YWP's laurenm. Post your favorites here! [Photo credit: YWP Media Library, laurenm]
Aug 04

Babble

The English language relies heavily on phonetics and sounds. In the distant past, when people were without dictionaries, they made up word spellings according to the sounds they heard; somehow our brains were able to understand them. Write a poem, prose poem, verse, or riddle using word spellings that read a little wacky or silly but do not alter their meening. [Challenge created by Treblemaker; photo credit: Nick Fewings, Unsplash]
Mar 26

Haiku

[Photo credit: Lia Chien, YWP]
Simplicity, observation, imagination. The time is right for haiku!
Nov 29

Democracy holds

Oct 10

General/Free Write

[Illustration: JR Korpa, Unsplash]
Write about anything in any genre. Add photos if you like. Be free and fearless!

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Nov 01

COMMUNITY LEADERS' Nov. Newsletter!