In the nation’s fast-paced, technology-driven classrooms, one old-fashioned skill may be going by the wayside. Cursive writing was dropped when scores of schools adopted new federal guidelines this year.
The art of poetry requires much more emotion and talent than what “roses are red, violets are blue” would lead one to believe, and so a certain respect should be given to those who would wear their heart on their sleeve when writing or performing poetry. Celebrate National Poetry Month by embracing the words of fellow Baltimoreans and perhaps sharing some of your own.
She’s an avid reader and has a passion for writing, and at the age of 16 this Baltimore student has already written a few novels.
Pick up a book, write a poem, and check out the events in Baltimore for National Poetry Month.
A creative writing program from the National Endowment for the Arts is being added to the treatment program for injured U.S. soldiers who have brain injuries and conditions after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After 32 years teaching argument, creative writing, freshman and senior seminar, and public speaking at Mount St. Mary’s University, Byron Stay will retire at the end of the spring semester.
Barbara Wiles of Frederick has been writing poems for as long as she can remember.
Madison Smartt Bell lives on a quiet, tree lined Baltimore street. It is much like the street on which his character, Mike Devlin, resides in his novel, Ten Indians (1996).
With up to 14 percent of adults in Anne Arundel County struggling with reading and writing, the Anne Arundel Literacy Council hires volunteers to tutor people in these skills.