Friday, May 7, 2021

Did you hear? Poetry Friday is HERE!

Speaking of hearing things...

Listen.

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Do you hear that?

*yes·yes·yes·yes·yes* 

That's the sound of satisfaction coming after a month of reading, writing, sharing, and celebrating POETRY!

While April was a flurry of National Poetry Month goodness, I'm kicking off the first Poetry Friday in May with a listening exercise of a different sort. 

The folks at Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids took a story I wrote and turned it into a Storytime Audio Experience! How cool is that?

I tend to hear voices in my head (ahem, character voices!) when I'm writing, but to hear another person take your story and voice it was a whole new experience. 

Please check out my Storytime Audio debut: 

Career Day

at Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids. Squee!

If you feel so inclined, while you're there leave a comment and/or check out what else they have to offer:

Please leave your links below so we can all go traipsing around the interwebs and share in the goodness that is the Poetry Friday community. Thank you!💖


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42 comments:

  1. I love your little play! It must have been so much fun for you to hear it. I have never heard of this magazine, so I'm glad to have the submission info as well.

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  2. What exciting news Bridget, congrats for having your story accepted and then made into a Storytime Audio! Your story is wonderful and Mimi's a fireball of determination, Brava! Thanks for hosting too.

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  3. Well how about that?! Way to go, Bridget! Mimi sounds a bit familiar to me...poor Ms. Miller! Great story! You are good at humor. Thanks for hosting this week. I'm in conversation with another poet. And, Hamish has made another friend.

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  4. Congrats on having such a fun story featured at Storytime Audio! Yes, Mimi does sound familiar :). I hope you write more stories about her. Thanks for the cool listen -- and for hosting this week.

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    1. Perhaps Mimi will 'speak' to me again...ahem. Thanks, Jama! :)

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  5. I do love that you gave us a moment to pause. Life is so busy! And then we also got to listen to your (Mimi's!) story. (I think I want to be a goldfish, too!) I agree with Jama. More Mimi stories, please. Thanks for hosting us this week!

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  6. Love the recording, Bridget - very cool! (and so glad I'm not the only one with voices in my head, ha!) Congratulations and thanks for hosting. (FYI, my post doesn't go live til 1am EDST)

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    1. I think the voices in our heads are a good thing, Matt...well, as far as our creativity goes. At least that's what I tell myself... ;)

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  7. The site looks wonderful, Bridget, & I loved your story. Teachers often are surprised, but this turned out to be quite a lovely one! Congratulations! And thanks for sharing and hosting! Happy May!

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  8. Bridget, thank you for the sweet story about Mimi. Congratulations on getting it published and recorded. Thank you for hosting Poetry Friday. This is my first time participating. Thanks for making me feel welcome with your warm post.

    I think about special students like Mimi a lot, so today I wrote a poem called "Big Imagination," in honor of Mimi and others like her.

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    1. Welcome, Denise! We are so glad you are here and thank you for finding inspiration in Mimi. :)

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  9. Bridgette, I suppose as long as they're character voices, you're okay. Sort of. Thanks for sharing Mimi with us; being a goldfish doesn't sound too bad! Thank you for hosting, as well!

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  10. Thanks for hosting! I'll be back later today or this weekend to check out your audio debut!

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  11. Hi, Bridget! Your squeeness is beaming out of the screen this morning--many congratulations! It must be very cool to HEAR as well as see your words onscreen. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! It's nice to squee once in a while. ;)

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  12. Congratulations on the story. Hearing someone else read your work is so exciting.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! Yes, someone else's voicing my work is exciting. :)

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  13. I'm going to have to check out Smarty Pants, Bridget. That's new to me! Thanks for hosting this week. My young poets and I gave the tricube a go.

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    1. Thanks, Christie! Yeah, I was introduced to Smarty Pants from a writer's newsletter many months ago. I'm glad Mimi will be heard/read by kids. :)

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  14. Bridget, that's so great about Smarty Pants! Congratulations!! And thank you for rounding us up today. Happy May! xo

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    1. Thank, Irene! Yes, happy May and happy Mother's Day! :)

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  15. Congratulations, Dear Bridget - Woo Hoooo! (I wasn't able to conjure up a post this week with travel and such, but thanks so much for hosting.) Happy May!! :0)

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Happy Mother's day to you! :)

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  16. Congratulations on your publication, Bridget! How exciting to hear your words and know they are going out to young listeners!

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  17. Thanks so much for hosting and congratulations on going AUDIO! That is so cool!

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    1. Thanks, Sylvia! Audio is a whole new experience. :)

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  18. Bridget, Thanks for hosting! Congratulations on your book conversion to audio! It is very cool. I'll have to check out the magazine too!

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  19. Bridget, after a full day with my to-do-list, I finally have time to compose my post and visit your delightful site. Thank you for hosting today and entertaining us with a delightful story. Congratulations on it to an audio format.

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    1. Yay, so glad you joined the PF party, Carol. :)

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  20. Thank you for hosting, Bridget, and I loved your story!

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  21. Sorry to be late with my congrats and thanks! I have been running flat out since Friday morning. Thank you for hosting, and congratulations on your audio debut!

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    1. Thanks, T! No worries, always glad to have you visit whenever it works for you. :)

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