Playing with my creative side. That’s the excuse I use when I change the theme of my blog.

It doesn’t matter though, really. This blog has lost any semblance of organization and consistency. It has become my place to collect, think, and dream. About what’s next.

Downtown Writing Studio. That may be the name I choose for what seems to be rolling around in my head as a potential way to do what I love to do. A place for middlers (ages 10 to 14?) to work on their writing. A place for those who think they can’t and those who know they have to. I’m envisioning small groups, reading clubs, day-long workshops? First around my dining room table and next in a comfy, warm space downtown. Maybe a nonprofit eventually?


Downtown Writing

Adding these unpublished posts that have been sitting in my drafts folder…

Angela Stockman does amazing work with her young writers, and I’ve been following her work for sometime. Here she connects writing with thinking and classroom culture.

Her work with Communities for Learning is something else I’m exploring. My mind is whirling around the possibilities for something similar here in town….

Downtown Writing? Hmmmm…..