It has been ages since my last post! I thought, however, that my book group’s National Poetry Day efforts merited a mention. I should also admit that I stole (or maybe “copied” is a better description) the idea from Jen at OLHS.
As the theme for NPD this year is “Stars”, Jen thought it would be a good idea to create characters based on some of the named stars in the galaxy with her creative writing group. (I hope that is a proper brief description of the activity you related to me, Jen!) While Jen has managed to develop the idea in to an Inter-disciplinary project I decided to keep it as a simple task that would fit into the lunchtime book group’s remit for the day.
Jen sent me a huge list of all the named stars, which I divided up amongst the book group – asking them to choose a star and create a one line description of the character they thought the star would be if it was a real person. We had a lot of fun, with male and female characters emerging, prince and princesses – we even had star marriages!
Thanks, Jen! Good luck with your expanded NPD project.