Saturday Newsletter: May 18, 2024

Calling (oil pastel) by Serena Li, 12; published in the May/June 2024 issue of Stone Soup A note from Laura Moran Greetings Stone Soupers! As is our annual tradition in New England, the first early spring day begins with my young son bursting into my bedroom, begging to wear shorts. Maybe some of you will […]

Super Bowl Predictions from a Groundhog?

Groundhog Day is a tradition observed in the United States on February 2nd of every year. It comes from a popular tradition dating back to 1887 that if a groundhog leaves its underground winter home on this day and sees its shadow, it will go back to its den and cold weather will last for […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #62: Spring

An update from our sixty-second Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, April 1 The workshop started with Conner showing us four paintings that all involved some element of spring—glee, excitement, flowers, calm, peace, etc. Before we began to read some examples of poetry about spring, we asked ourselves […]