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The Ghazal

POEM — Poetry in pairs.

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Climate Change Writing Competition 2022

PERSONAL NARRATIVE — How does the climate crisis impact you?

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Doorways

reflection — Rituals new and old.

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Tracy's Tiger

Magical Realism — Something only you can see.

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Speaking for Others

Dialogue — Using dialogue to explore your story.

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Comfort in Rhymes

Song — Design a poem with a circular structure.

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August 2022 Writers’ Q&A

Questions — By WtW Writers About Your Craft

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Tick Tock

Description — Time passes.

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Rewriting Your Childhood

Fantasy — Turning your childhood into a magical realm.

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"Like Water for Chocolate"

Flash Fiction — Food and emotion.

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The Prose Poem

POEM — The best of both worlds.

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Cosmological Moods

Characterization — Personifying the near or distant universe.

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YOU, The Writer

MAP — What happens when you sit down to write?

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May 2022 Writers’ Q&A

Questions — By WtW Writers About Your Craft

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June 2022 Grab Bag

PROMPTS — By WtW Writers

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Dust Jacket

INTRODUCTIONS — About you.

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"The Things of Peace"

Open Invitation — Reflecting on turmoil and tranquility.

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July 2022 Grab Bag

PROMPTS — By WtW Writers

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July 2022 Writers’ Q&A

Questions — By WtW Writers About Your Craft

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Against Doom

ONE SENTENCE — A climate solution in your part of the world.

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