Sunday, March 20, 2011

Reading at the San Antonio Poets Association

Yesterday I had the opportunity to read three of my poems at the San Antonio Poets Association meeting along with six other kids. It was fun but also nerve racking. I found it hard to share my writing to a group, even though they were not judgmental and wanted to enjoy my poems. But it's still difficult (for me anyway) to let other people see/hear my work. Any of you other writers feel this way? I guess it's just something I need to get over because I hope that a lot of people will be reading my novels some day.

At the meeting, I also heard may adult poets read their poetry. I enjoyed them all but my favorite was a couplet which was about the author's dilemma in weather or not to kill a spider that was in her kitchen -- so cute!

Monday, March 14, 2011

District Winner!

I won the club level of the Optimist Club International Essay contest! Yay! If I win the next level, the district level, I get a scholarship. At this point, I am also entered into the International level where the winner of that level receives an even bigger scholarship.

I'm also participating in the Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. I should probably go work on writing that speech, actually. That's later this month.