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Hebden's Bridges

HB Cover 2017
Winston Plowes is the author of this unique collection.  His five poems showcase aspects of life in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale in northern UK. Under his guidance and inspired formatting suggestions, this microchap presents his poems paired with sections of a map showing the town's canals and rivers. 

The Origami Poems Project is thrilled to have been part of the Hebden Bridge's summer 2017 Arts festival. The palm-sized microchaps were made available at this multi-faceted gathering during the event from 23rd June to 2nd July and beyond.

Teacher, compere, performer and poet, Winston Plowes spends his days fine-tuning background noise and rescuing discarded words. Furthermore, the poet lives in a floating home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK!

Click on the title to download a single-page microchap and enjoy the five poem selection.
(It is formatted to print using A4 size paper.)
Visit Winston's website: www.winstonplowes.co.uk - and the Hebden's Bridges 2017 webpage:  http://hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk/ for more information. 
This is his second microchap collection with the Origami Poems Project (see his OPP page).

Its Time to Thrive

Judy Heaney-McKee is a writer and storyteller who lives in North Carolina with her husband and two daughters.  Visit her blogsite, Judith Heaney.
Judy's thought-provoking observations about life with her Asperger-challenged daughter is available below as a single-page, PDF.  Download the microchap by clicking the title.  An excerpt from the book is also presented below.

Troop 2025 Chariho


We received an email in March from Assistant Troop Leader, Jennifer Basile.  Jennifer and her daughters had visited the Origami Poems display ('manned' by Lynnie Gobeille) at the Charlestown Farmers' Market!  She asked the OPP for help with the cadettes' Book Artist Badge.  

The four girls working on the badge wrote a total of 6 poems about scouting and drew a cover!  We hope this helps them get their badge.  Please send us a photo when you do!

Borrowed from the Wild

Patti McAlpine and BioBlitz *

     My first involvement with BioBlitz was in 2006 as an environmental educator. Kira Stillwell, a RI Natural History Survey organizer, asked if I’d lead a children’s poetry workshop. I wanted to use poetry to connect people with nature; this was a perfect opportunity.

     In 2013 the RI Natural History Survey added a writing team to BioBlitz and I signed on. While others collect data and specimens of species to annotate for the Survey, I collect words and shape the observations around me as I learn more about RI's Natural History.
* BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. (WikiPedia)  BioBlitz is held every June at a different RI locations. Visit www.rinhs.org.
Patti's collection of BioBlitz inspired poetry is available below as a single-page, PDF micro-chapbook.  Activate both the book and selected poems by clicking on the titles.

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