National Writing Project

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Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters NHS is proud to particpate in National Write Out. Write Out (#writeout) is a free two-week event, organized as a series of online activities where educators, students, and the public are invited to explore national parks and other public spaces to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing. The theme of this year’s event is Palettes, Storyboards, and Cadences and will run from October 10-24, 2021 which includes the National Day of Writing on October 20th.

Write Out is in its fourth year and is sponsored annually by the National Writing Project and the National Park Service.

Write Out encourages all participants to get outdoors, write, create, reflect, share, and connect with one another on and offline. To support participation, Write Out will gather together writing/making prompts, activities, and events to support work in the classroom, in a park and/or at home with your family. Your time commitment and level of participation in Write Out is flexible; you can use any of the content created in your own way, at your own pace, for and with your own community – you are also welcome to create your own!

Ranger Sparks

In the Longfellow House's 2021 "Ranger Spark" video, we're encouraging you to write an ode! Learn more by watching this short video, then share your response with us using #writeout, email it to us, or send us some mail at 105 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138!
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3 minutes, 38 seconds

Ranger Beth shares some of 19th century Poet Henry Longfellow's inspirations, and challenges you to write about what inspires you in the form of an ode. There are no limits to your creativity!

Last updated: September 22, 2021

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