Students worked both independently and together to write lines of poetry using metaphors, similes and idioms.
Personally, my favorite Nikoo-ism for the day was: Which came first the chicken or the egg is not as important as realizing that one cannot exist without the other.
Evolution Ink, a not for profit organization founded by Ameen, produces a poetry series and is dedicated to the intention of peace as a realistic expectation. Their summer festival is a witness to the power of love and art to heal the fractures among people.
Ameen has received numerous awards for his poetry and has been published in The Voice, The Day Keeper Journal, The Lakeville Journal, Vietnam Veteran’s Journal, the Underwood Review, The Chameleon, and Our Heritage sharing his message of peace along the way. Through Evolution Ink, Ameen is able to share his message through community outreach and by empowering students to work to achieve any aspiration that they might have. Ameen teaches for the Litchfield Preforming Arts and works to ignite a passion in his students.
During his writing workshop, Ameen-Storm introduced the LUNE to our students. A lune is a poem made up of 3 words, then 5 words, then 3 words. Students wrote these poems on various topic ideas which ranged from their own name to a description of Autumn. Students then read their lunes together forming one whole poem. The idea of each person making up a piece of a whole was just beautiful and really spoke to our students.
For more information: http://ywpnanowrimo.org
Thank you to Nikoo, Ameen-Storm, Betsy Maury, teachers, students and EDUCATION CONNECTION Staff who made our first MSWP session a successful one!
See you on November 19th for cartooning, storyboarding, and two wonderful writing sessions with Nikoo and Joe Young, Jr!!