Meeting Minutes, Oct. 1
We did some great brainstorming! Here are some of ideas:
- gaming with word games
- Giant Scrabble board
- Word costumes or costumes from books or literature
- Do something with favorite authors–explore, discuss, …..
- What do you like to read? activity
- Flash Mob featuring words, perhaps Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
- In celebration of Poor Richard: Make up a new saying on a big board, then folks can put stars by the one(s) they like best.
- Big magnetic words board
- Collaborative poetry: somehow write a poem together as a few hundred people.
- Marketing / PR: Earl at the Valley Channel, Jenny Christensen, Radio Group, work through the schools in the area.
- Connections with Reflections
- Fun With Word Etymology: the origins of words and phrases–possible connections with USU Anthropology Museum; what do kids say now? How did Parents say it? How did grandparents say it? How did great-great-great-great-great grandparents say it?
- Role play activity meeting famous authors and characters. Perhaps a panel discussion with them. Imagine Harry Potter and David Copperfield together, answering fun questions.
- Back Slappers who run and plaster a saying from Poor Richard on someone’s back and run away quickly.
- Cooking With Words = secret tasting based on connoisseur language; taste and use connoisseur language when tasting favorite items like mac & cheese; decorate alphabet cookies; do something with adjectives and food; cook items from famous books.
- Songwriting: contest, activity, etc.
- With large orchestra (or similar) somehow infuse the performance with music notation words like allegro.
- Improvisational storytelling activity.
- Author Shout: local authors get exactly one minute to shout a promotion for their book. Then there’s time to meet with them.
- Add some kind of bilingual component to festival.
- Literary Dinner: a fundraising dinner based on language or with recipes from famous books.
- Art gallery with the theme of “words”–photos, art, etc.
- Booths and vendors
- Storytelling Performances from youth tellers from schools in the area.
- We are all contacting our local schools to invite them to participate with youth tellers (idea 24)
- David will prepare a flier
- Daniel will contact League of Utah Writers (Cache chapter) to be participants
- Jamie will contact her bilingual specialist and invite her to participate
- We are all thinking about the ideas, coming up with more, and finding possible folks who can take charge of one of these ideas above and go for it.
- David will make a short presentation to Bridgerland Literacy on Oct. 19 at 6 pm