Friday, June 28, 2013

Fourth Graders: Writing Poetry Suits Them

Fourth graders at Alice Beal Elementary School
in Springfield find writing poetry suits them

Remi Goldrick, Eliana Sanchez and Emila Giovannini-Yarnell, from left, are three of the fourth graders at the Alice B. Beal Elementary School in Springfield who love to write poetry. (Mark M. Murray / The Republican)
Patricia Cahill, The Republican By Patricia Cahill, The Republican
on June 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD – Eliana Sanchez loves poetry. “During April vacation,” she said, “I was at my desk for hours writing poetry.” More . . .

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Creativity: Writing and Rewriting / Jon Ims

Writing and Rewriting "She's In Love With The Boy"

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Jon Ims is a superb craftsman and a wonderful teacher. His song, "She's in Love With the Boy" was the breakout hit single for a Nashville demo singer named Trisha Yearwood. It introduced her to the world and established her career. Breakout singles are the hardest to select. There's a lot of promotion money riding on them and the choice has to be a good one. The industry is littered with the broken bones of careers that, once hopeful, simply died when the first single tanked and the record company decided maybe the artist wasn't as exciting to the public as the company thought. The combination of the song and artist was inspired. More . . .

For a video introduction to the article, watch How to Write Better Songs with John Braheny