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Suggested Writing Fall 2016

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

this morning this morning I met myself coming in a bright jungle girl shining quick as a snake a tall tree girl a me girl I met myself this morning coming in and all day I have been a black bell ringing I survive survive! Lucille Clifton   Solitudes My heart is a dark forest […]

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Booking Now for the 2016 – 2017 School Year

Booking Now for the 2016 – 2017 School Year

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year I’ll be visiting schools in: Central Square Liverpool Sherburne Earlville Unadilla Valley Baldwinsville Mattydale Avon York I have still have a few openings. Please contact me for details.

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Booking Now for the 2015 – 2016 School Year

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

April 6-10 Avon Primary School April 13-17 Avon Primary School April 27-May 1 Hastings Mallory Elementary School, Central Square CSD May 4-7 Palmer Elementary School, Baldwinsville CSD May 15 Palmer Elementary School, Baldwinsville CSD June 6 The Thousand Islands Book Festival at Cape Vincent August 7-11 Colgate Young Writers’ Workshop, Colgate University

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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contact: Rachel Guido deVries at guidogirl@aol.com Collection of Poetry Newly Released by Rachel Guido deVries A Woman Unknown in Her Bones, (Bordighera Books, 2014) is the latest collection of poems to be released by deVries. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines including Voices in Italian America, the Paterson Literary Review, Sojourner’s, and Rattle. Her […]

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Winter Writing—2015

Winter Writing—2015

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Writing Ideas for the New Year Write a poem to the new year: what would you like to see happen in 2015? Write a poem about your birthday—the start of your own new year, your traditions, the time of year you were born. You could ask your family members what they remember about the day […]

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Exciting News!

Exciting News!

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Exciting News!! Rachel’s newest children’s book is out and available. Stati Zitta, Josie (Be Quiet, Josie) tells the story of a little girl who can’t stop thinking up and telling stories. She has a big imagination, and not enough people to listen to her. Along the way, Josie learns a lesson about the grandmother, born in […]

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Fall Writing Suggestion: Personification

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Little Leaf Little Leaf are your worried that you’ll drift with a flurry of early early snow? Or do you fear that freezing rain will keep you from dancing and twirling again? Oh, Little Leaf all golden-red gently float to your soft leaf bed. Now, Little Leaf, rest your golden-red head, and never ever be […]

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Summer Writing—July

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Summer is finally here, and the 4th of July is this week. Write a poem about summer—try writing a letter to the month of July. What would you ask it? What would you say? What do you get to do in July that you can’t do in, say, January? Or write about what the 4th of July stands […]

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Writing idea

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Write a poem for a family member you love, or perhaps one that you miss. Father’s Day is coming up—try writing a poem for your father or grandfather or favorite uncle. Or write a poem for your mom’s birthday, or to cheer up someone you care about. Use your feelings, your memories, and your imagination. […]

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Four Poems by Rachel Guido deVries

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mamma Always Knew When I was little Mamma always knew If I was feeling sad and blue She always could tell when I walked through the door if someone decided they liked me no more Mamma always could hear the tear in my throat when I was running low on hope And Mamma could see […]

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