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Equality State Book Festival Authors visit NCSD schools

Celebrating books and their creation, the Equality State Book Festival welcomed authors and poets to Casper for three days of celebrating literary art. Partnering with NCSD Language Arts teacher George Vlastos, students in the district were able to actively engage in book-making and poetry creation led by participating authors of the bookfest.

Matt Daly, a poet out of Jackson, spent time visiting with Star Lane students discussing the power of poetry to help in finding their inner superhero. Referencing the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Daly shared with students his own experience of that day while reminding them, “Ordinary details make a difference in poetry. The heroism we saw on that day was that of everyday people. Ordinary people can make a difference.” Bookfest2


Students at Star Lane Center were encouraged to uncover their inner super power through a poetry writing exercise. Daly encouraged students to, “Make yourself your own superhero, so you’re able to deal with and overcome difficult situations.” Bookfest4




Jorden, a 10th grade student at Star Lane Center, shares with his classmates an exceptionally well-written excerpt from a poem about his supportive and caring relationship with his mother.


Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai


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This entry was posted on September 16, 2014 by in Community, From the Classroom, Home - Inside NCSD.

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