encourage the young
hellokoo welcomes its first collaboration
Guest Author, SincerelyBluejay visits in typical BlueJay fashion
Hello, all of you in the wonderful Hellokoo family!!!!
I am so excited to be joining you today and bringing with me some awesome April Celebrations (after all that is what I’m best at!) April is National Poetry Month and as such there are a few great ways to make the most of the month ahead: the tenth (Monday) is encouraging young writers day, the 17th (Monday) is national Haiku writing day (in the US - but celebrate wherever you are!), the 27th (Thursday) is national tell a story day, the 28th (Friday) is a world-wide day of reading poetry, and the 30th (Sunday) is national poem in your pocket day!
Why am I bothering you and overwhelming you with this messy list of things that probably also mean nothing to you? Well, Ash is a fan of my community skills, my celebrations and my appreciation for making the most of every day, and also the importance of finding inspiration in each and every moment. Thus, I’m inviting you to participate in one or more of these fabulous opportunities to let your voice, creativity, and community shine! You can research and celebrate these days on your own, you can keep an eye on the social media pages you love and follow, and/or you can make up your own meaning and traditions and share them in the communities you already adore and cultivate!
I’ve also noticed that the community here is filled with wonderful prompt lovers - and I have two incredible 100+ page prompt journals available for $4 USD on Amazon or my website www.sincerelybluejay.com and there will be a third edition releasing on New Year’s Day 2024 - if there aren’t enough prompts to satiate your creative hunger already. I know that Naomi and Ash already do a fabulous job of getting prompts, inspiration and new and interesting conversations out to you regularly - but there’s no such thing as too many prompts - is there?
Thank you for letting me take up some time and space in your day and inboxes today. As a poet, teacher, and fan of the arts, I understand how precious the economy of words and moments can be. I hope you’ll join me for some more celebrations year-round if you’re so inclined and I hope that if you choose to write to any of my prompts or revel in the wonder of any of these events you’ll find me on Instagram at Sincerelybluejaypoetry or join me on Twitter at SincerelyBlueJ - and before I go, let’s give it up for the community that is blossoming here and everyone else who makes it possible to make the most of not only each day - but each new creative thought as well!
Happy writing, happy celebrating and happy reading!
M. Rene’ AKA SincerelyBlueJay