A warm thank you to Cecilia Stormcrow Llompart for engaging our teen girls in a lively discussion of poetry and women, and an introduction to VIDA. The walk through the FSU Creative Writing Program and emergence of poetry as her chosen passion was as endearing as it was illuminating, and her perspective on her MFA program made for a wonderful overview.
Of special interest was her poetry notebook system, and her incredibly tiny, perfect printing!
Our students compared everything from their creative writing classes, reading history, and number of female authors which are required reading in English classes. Quite an eye-opener for all. Our teens see more female authors in their reading material, and look forward to reading more contemporary work.
Cecilia shared her first book and we look forward to her release party this First Friday!