Our Wordplay Writing Club celebrated National Poetry Month by penning their own poems.
They wrote rhymed poems, as well as:
- concrete poems, (also known as shape poetry,) where the poetry fits into a shape like a dog, firetruck or the silhouette of a woman’s face;
- acrostic poems, where the first or last letter of each line spells something out when put together. Lewis Carroll, the man who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was especially fond of acrostic poems;
- list poems, which are exactly what they sound like — poems that are, in part, lists. Walt Whitman enjoyed incorporating lists into his poetry;
- and poems composed entirely of refrigerator magnets.
Our Wordplay Creative Writing Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is May 10. It’s for kids in third through sixth grade.
You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or by visiting our website.
We have a writing club for teens too. Our Write On Club meets on the third Monday of every month at our Main Branch.
They use different writing prompts and brainteasers to hone their writing skills. Any teen who wants to join their ranks is welcome. It’s a fun, supportive place to practice and improve your writing with other teens who are doing the same thing.
Our next meeting is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at our Main Branch. You can sign up for it on our website, as well.