Children Prepare for Downtown Clearwater Poetry Walk
CLEARWATER - Boys and girls take pen in hand at the Community Learning Center, 1611 N. Ft. Harrison Ave., as they write original poetry for the first downtown Clearwater Poetry Walk to be held on April 19th. "The hotel is a toy box," writes Dakota Frank, age 8, and "the rainbow turns into a river up in the sky." Elizabeth Ann Gubola, age 6, writes a poem about riding a lion. "I hold onto the lion's hair. My hair blows in the wind" Andi Menal, age 11, writes about a girl who wore glasses that made the world look like a waterfall, but when she took them off, everything disappeared. In 7-year-old Christian Nopal's poem, "Spiders turn into buttons, leaves turn into flowers, and the moon turns into the sun."
The youth poetry segment, 10 a.m. to noon. on April 19, will be led by writer - storyteller, Elyse Aronson, known as Mz Goose, the Modern Day Mother Goose. Teachers, parents and caregivers are encouraged to have their children write poetry and come and read it that day. Elyse, who has taught poetry for years at various venues, would be glad to furnish ideas for getting started. Writing poetry enhances creativity, builds self esteem and is just plain fun. For more information call 727 446-5400.
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