12 30, 2016

Wordplay goes where the music takes them

By |2016-12-30T06:00:10-05:00December 30, 2016|

Sabine uses the music she's listening to—a piano performance of "Carol of the Bells"—to inspire the scene she's writing.

Sabine uses the music she’s listening to—a piano performance of “Carol of the Bells”—to inspire the scene she’s writing.

It’s funny how one song can inspire so many different reactions. Wordplay—our writing club for kids—listened to music and used the songs to inspire different scenes during their meeting this month.

For example, they listened to a piano playing “Carol of the Bells.” Some of them pictured gentle snowfall or ice skating. Others imagined a car advertisement.

When we played “Everything Is Awesome,” some kids pictured colorful scenes of happiness and teamwork. A couple of them wanted to punch the radio.

The lesson the young writers learned: Music can inspire them, but it rarely inspires the same way twice.

Santosh Akilesh inspects the contents of his holiday "gift bag." He had to compose a story using the items in his bag.

Santosh Akilesh inspects the contents of his holiday “gift bag.” He had to compose a story using the items in his bag.

Each month, our Wordplay Club seeks inspiration in different ways. For example, sometimes we commune with nature or create poems with refrigerator magnets.

This month, each kid received a holiday “gift bag,” and they had to write a story using the bag’s contents.

Wordplay is open to all writers in third through sixth grade. It meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is Jan. 11.

You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or by visiting the Mentor Library’s website.

 

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Olivia lists the scenes that she imagines while listening to swing music.

09 17, 2016

Wordplay Writing Club goes natural

By |2016-09-17T08:47:07-04:00September 17, 2016|

Josh finds a shady spot in our Read House yard to write in his nature journal.

Josh finds a shady spot in our Read House yard to write in his nature journal.

Sometimes the best place for a writer to find inspiration is outdoors. That’s where our Wordplay Writing Club went Wednesday.

They visited our Read House yard and wrote in nature journals like John James Audubon, William Thoreau, and Walt Whitman.

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Each month, our Wordplay Club finds different ways to boost their creativity. For example, sometimes they use randomly selected words to create a story or create poems with refrigerator magnets.

Our club is open to all writers in third through sixth grade.

Wordplay Creative Writing Club meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is Oct. 12.

You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or by visiting the Mentor Library’s website.

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