Friday, November 5, 2010

Library Appearances and Devil Horns

Last night, I went up to the Brighton Library and met with a teen writers' group called Scribblers Between the Lines. Holy bleeping awesomesauce. I haven't had that much fun in a while. I think the highlight for me was borrowing a pair of glittery devil horns from one of the girls and singing the Barney theme song.

I returned the horns at the end of the night. Reluctantly. I did not keep the Barney song, because that's impossible.

At the end of the night, they did a prompt--write a flash piece incorporating sugar lips and zombie football players. The universe nearly exploded from awesomeness when they read them. These are some seriously talented kids. In fact, the poets inspired me to try my hand at a poem or two. I haven't written any in YEARS.

Anyway, I wanted to take a minute to publicly thank the Scribblers for letting me visit their group and to thank C in particular for lending me those horns. Sparkles make everything better. Including teen writers' groups, cupcakes, the undead...the list goes on and on.


storyqueen said...

Carrie, what a great post! I write with kids all the time...they are truly the most inspirational thing on the planet.


Kelly Polark said...

That does sound awesome!!!

Unknown said...

Wow! That sounds like one sparkly event! So jealous!!!

I bet you rocked it Carrie, your personality exudes all over the page, in person I bet you explode sparkles! Too fab.

I wish I was a teen who wrote awesome poems, had the sparkly horns and got to see you last night. But alas I was not. Or was I?

Patricia A. Timms-McGehee said...

That sounded like a whole heck of a lot of fun. I want to be them. Super fun!

abby mumford said...

i expect either a picture of you in the sparkly horns OR some poetry.

your move, harris.

Rose Cooper said...

How fun! And I agree, we should see a picture of this!

N. R. Williams said...

That sounds wonderful. I'm sure they were just as inspired by you.
If you have time, I'm running a contest.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Caroline Starr Rose said...

How fun, Carrie! Very special to connect with kids who will one day be reading your work, love to write, AND used a prompt that sounds a little familiar-ish.