A few weeks back Imagiread’s Head Imaginarian, Tiffany Rachann, was asked to speak to a group of third graders about the creative writing process. She gracefully accepted after learning the group was set to participate in a storytelling competition that would land them the opportunity to compete on a national level. Here’s her account:

I was asked to speak to a group of scholars by a dear friend and colleague last month. She thought it would be good for me to meet the bunch and root them on to victory. I couldn’t help but to oblige so I got the details, prepared my presentation, and committed my message. I was surprised that for the first time ever it only took me 15 minutes to put together the entire skit. Normally, I wreck my brain and then scrap the concept a billion times before I get it right. This time was very different. It was like I was meant for the opportunity. And from their responses, I gather my feeling was one of truth. I truly enjoyed the experience and wish them the best in the coming weeks as they prepare to bring the trophy home.

Tiffany wrote a free verse piece of poetry for the group entitled Pride. She built an interactive conversation around the piece and then checked for understanding during Q&A. It was good times indeed. Cheers to the team. Bring home the gold, we’ll be waiting to celebrate with you all!

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