We’re looking forward to having poet Abraham Smith at ASFA this morning. He’ll be giving a reading in the ASFA Lecture Hall starting at 11 a.m. (please note: this is a time change; it was originally scheduled for 1:45 p.m.), then he’ll conduct a prosody master class for our students. Here’s a link to his page on the Academy of American Poets website, and here’s a good profile of him and his work at the Chautauquan Daily.
Was it terrifying, exhilarating, triumphant? Yes yes yes! So proud of our seniors.
Our first-ever school-wide Senior Showcase earlier this month was a smash success! We’re very pleased to now have video of the event, which is posted to the ASFA YouTube channel, along with a “making of” video featuring interviews with the students who performed interspersed with footage from the event. We’re so proud of our amazing seniors!
Three ASFA-CW students — Myra Grizzard, Egg McClure, and Kenzie Price — competed in the Region III Poetry Out Loud competition in Tuscaloosa today. In what Tuscaloosa County Arts Council Education Director Sharron Rudowski described as the strongest field of competitors ever to participate in the Region III competition, Egg and Myra advanced to the state competition to be held in Montgomery next February. Egg won first place in the anthology (recitation) category and third place in the original poetry category, while Myra was chosen as one of five competitors to advance in the original category. Congrats to all the competitors on representing their schools — and poetry — so admirably!
We’re always excited to share what we do and why we do it, so Open House is always a fun event for us. Here are a few links to check out if you’re interested in ASFA-CW:
- “How to Do What You Love” by Paul Graham
- The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson
Nuts + Bolts (Poetry + Fiction)
- Poetry 180 | Academy of American Poets | Poetry Foundation
- Jhumpa Lahiri: Interview | Short Story (“The Boundary” via The New Yorker)
Selected Resources for Young Writers
- New Pages Young Writers Guide
- YoungArts Foundation| Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
- Summer Programs: Ada Long | Iowa | Sewanee | Kelly Writers House | Adroit…