Poet Interview with Bob Raczka

Poet Interview with Bob Raczka

Today we are delighted to welcome the wonderful and hilarious Bob Raczka to the blog. Bob is a prolific writer and artist whose work always pushes the boundaries of the experimental and visually intriguing.

Underwater Themed Teatime

Underwater Themed Teatime

Did you know that about 94% of life on earth is aquatic? That means that most of the life we interact with is a tiny fraction of all the creatures on earth! Today’s teatime will take us under the sea to explore all of the exciting and mysterious creatures living beyond our sight.

How to Throw a Poetry Slam

How to Throw a Poetry Slam

A poetry slam sounds like a mysterious, scary, and intimidating thing. Will poetry books fly through the air and slam into your face? Not at all! In fact, a poetry slam is just reading poems aloud in a public place to celebrate poetry. The first poetry slam happened in 1986 in Chicago. Since then, poetry slams have spread throughout the world, both competitively and for fun.

Learn About Rhyme

Learn About Rhyme

Rhymes are one of the most exciting elements of poetry. They are created by using the same or similar sounds in different words, usually at the end of words. Rhymes help to connect lines of poetry together and give poetry its songlike quality. If you’ve ever sung a lullaby or read a nursery rhyme aloud, you’ll notice how important the rhymes are to capturing kids’ attention.

Astronomy Themed Teatime

Astronomy Themed Teatime

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” With these words, Neil Armstrong linked the magic and mystery of the moon with the wonder of language. Even before Armstrong and the first astronauts left the planet, poets have been exploring space through poems for generations.

Trader Joe's Teatime

Trader Joe's Teatime

A few weeks ago, Julie met with a group of Brave Writer families for a Poetry Teatime. They gathered at a Trader Joe's for some laughter, jokes, and of course, lots of poems to read aloud!