Writing Workshop #66: Nature Writing

An update from our sixty-sixth Writing Workshop A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, May 21st In this workshop, students practiced writing descriptively about the natural world with examples from J. R. R. Tolkien. William showed pictures of various landscapes, including a few he had taken himself, and as a mini-challenge, had students describe […]

Saturday Newsletter: March 19, 2022

Chaos (watercolor) By Ashley Jun, 13 (Short Hills, NJ), published in Stone Soup March 2022 A note from Laura First, a small bit of business. The fabulous Naomi Kinsman, founding director of the Society of Young Inklings, a brilliant writing program for young authors, is leading her Design a Novel workshop next weekend, Saturday March 26th and […]


Let the trees embrace you,  With their long and leafy arms, Their thick and trusty branches, Reach up like vines  To a star speckled sky.   The wildebeest are roaming, On the dark and murky plain, They pace until the shining moon  Shines ever so brightly  In a star speckled sky     The giraffes […]