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Poetry Teatime Contest Deadline is Tomorrow!

Poetry Teatime Contest

It’s not too late to enter our Poetry Teatime Contest for our Big Prize Bundle which includes
Poetry Teatime Companion

  • a cool Peruvian tea set (purchased in Peru!)
  • a gorgeous custom made tea cozy
  • lovely poetry books
  • plus a signed copy of our upcoming poetry anthology

How to enter

Enjoy Poetry Teatime with your kids.

  • Photograph it.
  • Write about it.
  • Share write-up and upload photo(s) to this form
    (upload a zip file for multiple images).

BONUS: Share your teatime on your social media site(s) with the hashtag #PoetryTeatimeContest. Include the link(s) on the form. Every share is an additional contest entry!

How to win

Submit entries by April 27, 2016 (midnight EDT).
Grand Prize winner (selected randomly) announced May 1, 2016.

Poetry Teatime Contest

Contest Ends Tomorrow
April 27, 2016 at midnight EDT

Enter Today!


PLEASE NOTE: Submitting your Poetry Teatime gives Brave Writer the permission to publish your text and images on our blogs (Poetry Teatime, A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief), social media sites, and in Brave Writer and Poetry Teatime materials. Brave Writer employees and staff may not enter.

Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Hip HS 2016

The Hip Homeschool Moms
Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Giveaway
is this week!

From Tuesday, April 25th until Thursday, April 28th, Brave Writer will be giving away 10 FREE copies of Exploring Poetry with Children ($14.95 value), so be sure to enter.

Exploring Poetry with ChildrenExploring Poetry with Children contains 4 weeks of poetry lessons using popular poems for children. It’s now illustrated and includes a new section on reading poetry aloud!

This digital product does not contain exercises in futility, hunting for images so subtle, you go cross-eyed in the search.

Rather, your kids will

  • depict a poem’s meaning through acting,
  • copy a poetic form,
  • create a visual poem using collected images,
  • and write limericks to amuse and amaze you!

Click here to join in the fun!

Introducing: Poetry Teatime website!

NEW Poetry Teatime website

Poetry + tea + treats = enchanted learning and magical family time!

The Brave Writer staff has been working hard on a very special project that we’ll unveil March 29th—a brand new website celebrating:

Poetry Teatime!

In the last several months, we’ve seen a groundswell of enthusiasm for the way poetry teatimes have enriched families’ lives. Our brand new site is a gift back to you and the burgeoning community. We’ll share all the details with you, but we’re especially excited about

  • poet interviews
  • ideas for themed teatimes
  • featured families from all over the world
  • yummy recipes!

Also, to celebrate the new website we’re holding a Poetry Teatime Contest! Prize goodies include

  • Decorative tea set
  • Tea and treats
  • Poetry books
  • Surprises!

PLUS everyone who signs up now for advance information about the upcoming contest will receive a FREE Poetry Teatime Quick Start Guide! Just click the image below!

Poetry Teatime Contest Info plus Quick Start Guide

Congratulations and THANK YOU

We announced the Big Bundle Grand Prize winner live from Hawaii!

What did Olivia win?

Our Big Bundle includes:

  • a Brown Betty teapot,
  • a hard copy of A Gracious Space: Winter,
  • a lovely tote by Alexandra,
  • a gorgeous, “Live Honestly, Write Bravely” stamped metal necklace by Jennifer,
  • a $50 Brave Writer Gift Certificate,
  • and chocolate!

Big Bundle contents

Thank you all for an amazing 12 Days in the Brave Writer community!

We truly loved every moment of this event. The enthusiastic participation you showed encouraged us as well and created such excitement leading into the retreat planning and our theme, “Be Good to You.”

If you missed the big reveal, you can still view it on Katch and we’ve included the video of the actual drawing here as well!

The 12 Days of Brave Writer Retreat-o-Versary Give Away!

“In the scurry to be all things to all people, don’t forget to be there for you.”  -Julie

We want those little Internet breaks you take this holiday season to be as rewarding and happy as possible.

You know the ones: when everyone’s home and the “Wild Rumpus” has started, and you sneak away for a few minutes to scroll through Twitter or Facebook or to check-in on the Brave Scopes Facebook group.

12 Days of Brave Writer

We’ve cooked up a bunch of FUN for you!

January 2016 marks the 16th anniversary of Brave Writer.
January 18, 2016 is opening day for the “Be Good to You” Retreat Registration.

It’s the holidays!

Our team put these together to create:

The 12 Days of Brave Writer:
Retreat-o-Versary Give-Away

(Yes, a mouthful, but a fun mouthful!)

 The contest starts with a treasure hunt and ends with a GRAND PRIZE you won’t want to miss.

Here’s how it works

12 Days of Brave Writer in a Nutshell

When you share, be sure to include the hashtag! #Bgood2u

Follow Brave Writer so you can find those snowflakes!

Announcing our winners!

12 Days of Brave Writer 2015 Winners

Where in the world were those snowflakes?!

Day 1- Here on the blog, on the Happy Holidays post.

Day 2- On Facebook, in a contest announcement image.

Day 3- Pinterest! It was in the sand over Julie’s shoulder on the beach, with a quote about Awesome Adulting.

Day 4- Instagram– just under the blue oval quote background and a boy dressed for a day in the snow.

Day 5- Twitter meme that included the quote: “Create for yourself mini vacations…”

Day 6- Pinterest quote and image with an orange on a plate.

Day 7- Happy New Year Facebook photo!

Day 8- Facebook! Down in the leaves, where you have to be observant to find the treasure!

Day 9- It was the opening of the Periscope episode today! You can still see it on Katch!

Day 10- Hidden right here on the blog, in a post about Noah’s games. Search carefully!

Day 11- Snowy days call for chocolate and Instagram!

Day 12- It was a BLIZZARD of snowflakes! Day 12 icons were on every platform!