Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools
A Note of Welcome to Young Writers
I wish I could give you something. The way you have given me so much pleasure over the years with your own words, shaped into stories that make me laugh. Or think. Or feel.
The wisdom in you is old beyond your years.
The child in you is still very much alive.
I wish I could give you something. Some words you can store away in your heart and revisit from time to time. Words that will help you steer your wondrous adventure through life.
Every writer should make friends with a poet. So I shall share with you a poem by Mary Oliver. She is a poet worth befriending.
~ Your friend, Lorraine Merrill
Like Magellan, let us find our islands