UCF’s Literary ArtsUCF’s Literary Arts
PartnershipPartnership
 The Dream Center of SanfordThe Dream Center of Sanford
 C...
Coalition for the Homeless –Coalition for the Homeless –
ChildrenChildren
The flowers I thinkThe flowers I think
have supe...
What We DoWhat We Do
Usually we go in groups to a site and work with aUsually we go in groups to a site and work with a
gr...
Force of NatureForce of Nature
If you were something in nature, what would it be and whatIf you were something in nature, ...
Coalition for the Homeless—AdultsCoalition for the Homeless—Adults
Something I have LostSomething I have Lost
The sound of...
Ivey Lane ElementaryIvey Lane Elementary
We collect what participants write,We collect what participants write,
type up th...
Writing Buddy—Laurie West (UCFWriting Buddy—Laurie West (UCF
student)student)
I feel like we accomplished a lot in our hou...
Reading & CelebrationReading & Celebration
At the conclusion of each of our workshops (whichAt the conclusion of each of o...
Public Reading, Guinevere’s Coffee ShopPublic Reading, Guinevere’s Coffee Shop
““I love participating in groups and meetin...
We’ve partnered with theWe’ve partnered with the
Center For Drug-Free Living each SpringCenter For Drug-Free Living each S...
Writing Buddy—Kenneth FLorioWriting Buddy—Kenneth FLorio
works with Lanorris and Sedariusworks with Lanorris and Sedarius
...
Spring 2006, the group working at the CenterSpring 2006, the group working at the Center
won 2won 2ndnd
Place in the UCF S...
ParadiseParadise
by Sonjaby Sonja
My happy place is not heaven orMy happy place is not heaven or
somewhere fun.somewhere f...
What do students learn?What do students learn?
 I learned patience with the children. I learned understanding. I learned ...
 "Thank you for everything, for sharing this precious talent of"Thank you for everything, for sharing this precious talen...
““I love to make storey’sI love to make storey’s
and write my imaginationand write my imagination
too.” – Vanessa Hill, 11...
A Story Begins with a ProblemA Story Begins with a Problem
Jove’s problem is he don’t likeJove’s problem is he don’t like
...
WRCC—ChildrenWRCC—Children
 Creative Cultivation Group, Spring 2005, Won ThirdCreative Cultivation Group, Spring 2005, Wo...
Reading & Celebration—2005Reading & Celebration—2005
The Giving TreeThe Giving Tree
If you were the Giving TreeIf you were the Giving Tree
what would you give?what would you g...
More from Kenneth…More from Kenneth…
 When I leave I give them simple homeworkWhen I leave I give them simple homework
as...
SuperheroSuperhero
““T.J. Brilliant is so strong ifT.J. Brilliant is so strong if
someone shoot him it is onlysomeone shoo...
Ivey Lane Field Trip to UCFIvey Lane Field Trip to UCF
UCF Knights for Ivey Lane KnightsUCF Knights for Ivey Lane Knights
...
Get InvolvedGet Involved
 Assist at Dream Center in Sanford, MondaysAssist at Dream Center in Sanford, Mondays
3:30-4:303...
One Day EventsOne Day Events
Help WantedHelp Wanted
 November 11 & 18. 9-12 a.m. Help children createNovember 11 & 18. 9-...
If I Could Change the World…If I Could Change the World…
It will be doing a good job in school. Because I’m notIt will be ...
How to Change the World…How to Change the World…
Dream for PresidentDream for President
I will change your life. I will improve the world byI will change your life. I will...
If you could change the world whatIf you could change the world what
would you do?would you do?
 Your Answer Here.Your An...
Contact:Contact:
ms. crazy terryms. crazy terry
aka: terry thaxtonaka: terry thaxton
tthaxton@mail.ucf.edutthaxton@mail.uc...
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  1. 1. UCF’s Literary ArtsUCF’s Literary Arts PartnershipPartnership  The Dream Center of SanfordThe Dream Center of Sanford  Coalition for the HomelessCoalition for the Homeless  Stonewall Jackson Middle SchoolStonewall Jackson Middle School  Crooms Academy High SchoolCrooms Academy High School  The Center For Drug-Free LivingThe Center For Drug-Free Living  Harbor House, Adult WomenHarbor House, Adult Women  Ivey Lane Elementary SchoolIvey Lane Elementary School  Women’s Residential & Counseling CenterWomen’s Residential & Counseling Center  PACE Center for GirlsPACE Center for Girls  Bannum Place (Halfway House)Bannum Place (Halfway House)
  2. 2. Coalition for the Homeless –Coalition for the Homeless – ChildrenChildren The flowers I thinkThe flowers I think have super powershave super powers like Super manlike Super man but morebut more like my Uncle Dan.like my Uncle Dan. --Carli, 8--Carli, 8
  3. 3. What We DoWhat We Do Usually we go in groups to a site and work with aUsually we go in groups to a site and work with a group of participants, and using craft elements, providegroup of participants, and using craft elements, provide a writing prompt. Participants write. We write with them.a writing prompt. Participants write. We write with them. UCF Creative Writing in Community Class, Spring 2004UCF Creative Writing in Community Class, Spring 2004
  4. 4. Force of NatureForce of Nature If you were something in nature, what would it be and whatIf you were something in nature, what would it be and what would you do?would you do? "I am Ms. Wind. I blow very hard and I warn ya, don’t come near or your dead.""I am Ms. Wind. I blow very hard and I warn ya, don’t come near or your dead." BriannaBrianna Garry the Killer TornadoGarry the Killer Tornado "There were twenty trees in California. I blew them down at once.“"There were twenty trees in California. I blew them down at once.“ Sade the Killing DogSade the Killing Dog "When I bite people they scream and when the mail come it is time to chase him"When I bite people they scream and when the mail come it is time to chase him I say in my mind, Here I gooooo.I say in my mind, Here I gooooo. "Watch out here is my hurricane.”"Watch out here is my hurricane.” AntoniceAntonice
  5. 5. Coalition for the Homeless—AdultsCoalition for the Homeless—Adults Something I have LostSomething I have Lost The sound of a sweet voice calling to me at night, to eat dinner.The sound of a sweet voice calling to me at night, to eat dinner. The voice of thunder and lightening when needed to get my undividedThe voice of thunder and lightening when needed to get my undivided attention.attention. The smell of pink roses blooming in spring air.The smell of pink roses blooming in spring air. The aroma of fried chicken and corn bread with homemade ice tea.The aroma of fried chicken and corn bread with homemade ice tea. The outburst of crying with great sadness from being upset.The outburst of crying with great sadness from being upset. The strong statements of what and how a woman should carry herself.The strong statements of what and how a woman should carry herself. --Alisa Johnson,--Alisa Johnson, Coalition resident 2003Coalition resident 2003
  6. 6. Ivey Lane ElementaryIvey Lane Elementary We collect what participants write,We collect what participants write, type up the writings, and return thetype up the writings, and return the typed and original to the participant.typed and original to the participant.
  7. 7. Writing Buddy—Laurie West (UCFWriting Buddy—Laurie West (UCF student)student) I feel like we accomplished a lot in our hour andI feel like we accomplished a lot in our hour and fifteen minutes. Wifthy definitely had lessfifteen minutes. Wifthy definitely had less spelling errors in her first draft of this story thanspelling errors in her first draft of this story than she's had in the past--I was thrilled with that.she's had in the past--I was thrilled with that. When I was walking her back to class, sheWhen I was walking her back to class, she looked up at me and said, "You don't comelooked up at me and said, "You don't come onMondays?” That made me want to go everyonMondays?” That made me want to go every day.day.
  8. 8. Reading & CelebrationReading & Celebration At the conclusion of each of our workshops (whichAt the conclusion of each of our workshops (which usually run from 10-12 weeks), we host a reading and/orusually run from 10-12 weeks), we host a reading and/or celebration for the participants.celebration for the participants.
  9. 9. Public Reading, Guinevere’s Coffee ShopPublic Reading, Guinevere’s Coffee Shop ““I love participating in groups and meeting interestingI love participating in groups and meeting interesting people. The class was more than fun and interesting waypeople. The class was more than fun and interesting way to spend Tuesday. It’s therapy. I plan to use what I’veto spend Tuesday. It’s therapy. I plan to use what I’ve learned to help my children and the people I meet.” –Sarah Tik,learned to help my children and the people I meet.” –Sarah Tik, WRCC resident 2003WRCC resident 2003
  10. 10. We’ve partnered with theWe’ve partnered with the Center For Drug-Free Living each SpringCenter For Drug-Free Living each Spring since 2004.since 2004. Creative writing providesCreative writing provides a way for communitya way for community participants to improveparticipants to improve literacy, learning attitude,literacy, learning attitude, ability, and self-ability, and self- sufficiency of vulnerablesufficiency of vulnerable youth and adults in ouryouth and adults in our community.community.
  11. 11. Writing Buddy—Kenneth FLorioWriting Buddy—Kenneth FLorio works with Lanorris and Sedariusworks with Lanorris and Sedarius (because one kid wasn’t enough!)(because one kid wasn’t enough!)  First and foremost I just want to let everyone know thatFirst and foremost I just want to let everyone know that I look forward to Friday because I get to see these kids.I look forward to Friday because I get to see these kids. When I look through the window into the classroom itWhen I look through the window into the classroom it seems as though the children are having a blast. When Iseems as though the children are having a blast. When I open that door and LaNorris' face lights up like aopen that door and LaNorris' face lights up like a Christmas tree. He immediately turns around to tap hisChristmas tree. He immediately turns around to tap his friend Sedarius (who I am also helping with writing),friend Sedarius (who I am also helping with writing), then they both run over to give me a high five.then they both run over to give me a high five.
  12. 12. Spring 2006, the group working at the CenterSpring 2006, the group working at the Center won 2won 2ndnd Place in the UCF StudentPlace in the UCF Student Service-Learning ShowcaseService-Learning Showcase Neale Byrnes, Jay Haffner, Joanne Waechter,Neale Byrnes, Jay Haffner, Joanne Waechter, Jonathon French, and Dr. John SchellJonathon French, and Dr. John Schell
  13. 13. ParadiseParadise by Sonjaby Sonja My happy place is not heaven orMy happy place is not heaven or somewhere fun.somewhere fun. It is somewhereIt is somewhere calm it is paradisecalm it is paradise It is a place with warm sandIt is a place with warm sand As warm as aAs warm as a Sunny day.Sunny day. With nice cool wavesWith nice cool waves with the calm windwith the calm wind throu my hair.throu my hair. With tall palm treesWith tall palm trees with a sent of pine.with a sent of pine. Drinking in coconuts with littleDrinking in coconuts with little umbrellas in them.umbrellas in them. Lieing in a hammock in myLieing in a hammock in my bathing suit.bathing suit. With the beautiful sun with clearWith the beautiful sun with clear blue water. Also with no parents around.blue water. Also with no parents around.  ““Thank you very much for coming andThank you very much for coming and teaching us about poetry. It was niceteaching us about poetry. It was nice knowing you guys for such short timeknowing you guys for such short time but I wish it can be longer. Sonja”but I wish it can be longer. Sonja”  ““Thank You Amy for helping me toThank You Amy for helping me to like writeing and encourageing me tolike writeing and encourageing me to love writeing. Love, Jennifer”love writeing. Love, Jennifer”
  14. 14. What do students learn?What do students learn?  I learned patience with the children. I learned understanding. I learned newI learned patience with the children. I learned understanding. I learned new languages of “baby talk”. I learned to laugh at myself and to laugh with thelanguages of “baby talk”. I learned to laugh at myself and to laugh with the children. I learned that it is difficult to cut a circle out when your fingers don’tchildren. I learned that it is difficult to cut a circle out when your fingers don’t fit the scissor properly. I learned that playing with a book is apparently morefit the scissor properly. I learned that playing with a book is apparently more fun than sitting quietly and listening to the words being read. The childrenfun than sitting quietly and listening to the words being read. The children taught me humility. The children taught me to be more accepting. Throughtaught me humility. The children taught me to be more accepting. Through my life, I have had my own personal imperfections. One of those wasmy life, I have had my own personal imperfections. One of those was excessive pride to the point of being pompous. I guess I could say theexcessive pride to the point of being pompous. I guess I could say the children grounded me. When a three year old girl says, “Mr. Craig, are youchildren grounded me. When a three year old girl says, “Mr. Craig, are you coming back next week?” and then gives me a hug I can not forget, I knowcoming back next week?” and then gives me a hug I can not forget, I know something is different in me. Where these children come from matters notsomething is different in me. Where these children come from matters not for the time I sit with them. I wish I could give more and next semester I planfor the time I sit with them. I wish I could give more and next semester I plan on working my schedule a bit differently so that I might get even more timeon working my schedule a bit differently so that I might get even more time with them. I can only hope to see them all still playing and not exactlywith them. I can only hope to see them all still playing and not exactly listening to their teachers in the spring.listening to their teachers in the spring.
  15. 15.  "Thank you for everything, for sharing this precious talent of"Thank you for everything, for sharing this precious talent of yours with us. I don't even know what to say. Just THANKyours with us. I don't even know what to say. Just THANK YOU a lot! I really enjoyed it. Love always, Maria."YOU a lot! I really enjoyed it. Love always, Maria."  "We'll miss you!""We'll miss you!"  "If my poems and quotes showed everything I felt, maybe, they'd"If my poems and quotes showed everything I felt, maybe, they'd say things that I didn't."say things that I didn't."
  16. 16. ““I love to make storey’sI love to make storey’s and write my imaginationand write my imagination too.” – Vanessa Hill, 11,too.” – Vanessa Hill, 11, Coalition for the Homeless,Coalition for the Homeless, 20042004
  17. 17. A Story Begins with a ProblemA Story Begins with a Problem Jove’s problem is he don’t likeJove’s problem is he don’t like pie. Everybody askes him whypie. Everybody askes him why He don’t like pie and he alwaysHe don’t like pie and he always says I’ve never had it before itsays I’ve never had it before it Might tast diskuting. One day atMight tast diskuting. One day at school at lunch there whereschool at lunch there where having pie he was the last one inhaving pie he was the last one in line and everybody got pie. Soline and everybody got pie. So Jovess got pie too so he tried itJovess got pie too so he tried it and he liked it.and he liked it.  –– Anthony Rodgers, 10,Anthony Rodgers, 10, Coalition for the Homeless,Coalition for the Homeless, 20042004
  18. 18. WRCC—ChildrenWRCC—Children  Creative Cultivation Group, Spring 2005, Won ThirdCreative Cultivation Group, Spring 2005, Won Third Place. SGA Scholarship Award for Service-LearningPlace. SGA Scholarship Award for Service-Learning Project ($1000). April 2006Project ($1000). April 2006
  19. 19. Reading & Celebration—2005Reading & Celebration—2005
  20. 20. The Giving TreeThe Giving Tree If you were the Giving TreeIf you were the Giving Tree what would you give?what would you give? If you could ask the Giving Tree forIf you could ask the Giving Tree for something what would you ask for?something what would you ask for?
  21. 21. More from Kenneth…More from Kenneth…  When I leave I give them simple homeworkWhen I leave I give them simple homework assignments that they can finish either in theirassignments that they can finish either in their free time or over the weekend. What is mostfree time or over the weekend. What is most encouraging for me is that they are extremelyencouraging for me is that they are extremely motivated and have tons of energy.motivated and have tons of energy. There are at least 3-4 other children in Mrs.There are at least 3-4 other children in Mrs. McNeals class who bug me for a mentor everyMcNeals class who bug me for a mentor every second I am there. Anyone who is interestedsecond I am there. Anyone who is interested contact Professor Thaxton.contact Professor Thaxton.
  22. 22. SuperheroSuperhero ““T.J. Brilliant is so strong ifT.J. Brilliant is so strong if someone shoot him it is onlysomeone shoot him it is only going to fall like a leaf. He cangoing to fall like a leaf. He can cut a bag open without touchingcut a bag open without touching it.”it.” Terrance SladeTerrance Slade ““My superhero name isMy superhero name is Kittenwoman. She just wakesKittenwoman. She just wakes up and saves people.”up and saves people.” Wifthy JosephWifthy Joseph
  23. 23. Ivey Lane Field Trip to UCFIvey Lane Field Trip to UCF UCF Knights for Ivey Lane KnightsUCF Knights for Ivey Lane Knights Spring 2006Spring 2006
  24. 24. Get InvolvedGet Involved  Assist at Dream Center in Sanford, MondaysAssist at Dream Center in Sanford, Mondays 3:30-4:303:30-4:30  Assist at Ivey Lane, Mrs. McNeal’s 4Assist at Ivey Lane, Mrs. McNeal’s 4thth gradegrade class, Tuesdays 12:15-1:15class, Tuesdays 12:15-1:15  Assist at Ivey Lane, Mrs. Taylor’s 4Assist at Ivey Lane, Mrs. Taylor’s 4thth grade class,grade class, Tuesdays 1:15-2:15Tuesdays 1:15-2:15  Become a Writing Buddy at Ivey Lane to a 4Become a Writing Buddy at Ivey Lane to a 4thth grader chosen especially for you (any day; anygrader chosen especially for you (any day; any time: M-F 8:30-3:00)time: M-F 8:30-3:00)
  25. 25. One Day EventsOne Day Events Help WantedHelp Wanted  November 11 & 18. 9-12 a.m. Help children createNovember 11 & 18. 9-12 a.m. Help children create art, writing, skits for Juneteenth.art, writing, skits for Juneteenth.  November 29. 5:00 p.m.November 29. 5:00 p.m. Writing PAILWriting PAIL (Writing Project at Ivey Lane)(Writing Project at Ivey Lane) Celebration/ReadingCelebration/Reading
  26. 26. If I Could Change the World…If I Could Change the World… It will be doing a good job in school. Because I’m notIt will be doing a good job in school. Because I’m not doing so well in class. My family would do it. I have adoing so well in class. My family would do it. I have a lot of things I didn’t do very right. It was inlot of things I didn’t do very right. It was in kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th grade and 3rd grade.kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th grade and 3rd grade. Every day I try hard. But something always stoppingEvery day I try hard. But something always stopping me. What else could I do to make this change happenme. What else could I do to make this change happen truly? I will find the answer and do good! I wish I wastruly? I will find the answer and do good! I wish I was good really good. I could listen but nothing wasgood really good. I could listen but nothing was stopping me but myself. I could do good any time. Itstopping me but myself. I could do good any time. It doesn’t matter how good you are it matters how smartdoesn’t matter how good you are it matters how smart you truly are.you truly are. --Charlie Williams, 10, 2006--Charlie Williams, 10, 2006
  27. 27. How to Change the World…How to Change the World…
  28. 28. Dream for PresidentDream for President I will change your life. I will improve the world byI will change your life. I will improve the world by making a building where 15 year-olds and up willmaking a building where 15 year-olds and up will be able to work at. And I will convince parents tobe able to work at. And I will convince parents to make there kids where any tipe of clothing tomake there kids where any tipe of clothing to school.school. I will let the 15 and up work at a building that theyI will let the 15 and up work at a building that they can make 15 dollars an hour and the job is easy.can make 15 dollars an hour and the job is easy. Dream Carter, 4Dream Carter, 4thth grade ILEgrade ILE
  29. 29. If you could change the world whatIf you could change the world what would you do?would you do?  Your Answer Here.Your Answer Here.
  30. 30. Contact:Contact: ms. crazy terryms. crazy terry aka: terry thaxtonaka: terry thaxton tthaxton@mail.ucf.edutthaxton@mail.ucf.edu www.english.ucf.edu/outreachwww.english.ucf.edu/outreach
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