It’s National Fountain Pen Month!

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TT Patton has declared August National Fountain Pen Month, and in order to celebrate our love for fine writing instruments as well as our appreciation for our clients old and new, we’ll be offering complimentary fountain pen cleaning.  If you’re looking to renew your fountain pen to its former glory, bring it in any time from August 1st-31st and we’ll get it flowing again.

Seeking Inspiration? Come Write With Us!

What’s in a Summer with TT Patton?

This June, our young writers have found inspiration in just about every nook and cranny of Barrington–from trees, flowers, and statues in Memorial Park to the examples of classic American poets like Emily Dickinson, all the way back to 17th century Japanese poet Basho.

Elliot wrote proudly in the first-person about the fallen police officer behind the statue.

Elliot wrote proudly in the first-person about the life of the fallen police officer behind this statue

Keeper of the World by Abby Monk An Amazonian Dragonfly Sitting on the enchanted tree Calling to the wonders of the galaxy He makes the wind on the ocean he creates the majestic wind on the breeze peace peace peace to the world please

“Keeper of the World”by Abby Monk:
An Amazonian dragonfly
Sitting on the enchanted tree
Calling to the wonders
of the galaxy
He makes the waves on the ocean
he creates the majestic wind on the breeze
peace peace
peace to the world please

Something about the rhythm of Langston Hughes sparked something in 6th grader Cayden, who wrote a piece mimicking the structure and theme of Hughes’ “Dreams”:

Cling to dreams
for if dreams die
life is like a mean kid
who only lies

Hold fast to dreams
hold on tight
for if you lose them
it’s like being lost
in a room with no light

 

3rd grader Abby fell in love with our ink blot activity, incorporating images of autumn trees and magical dragonflies into her original poem, “Keeper of the World.”

Roll-the-dice haikus, poetry walks, story structure activities, and classic journaling and letter writing, all composed with the writers’ very own fountain pens, have kept the TT Patton kids both creatively busy and inspired for their weeks of camp.  Our July screenplay writing programs are certain to do the same, set to feature plenty of collective writing, plot practice, and character development games!

Amazed by what our junior poets and authors have achieved? Sign your young ones up to come and write with us in one of our July or August summer camps! 

Summer Writing Camp – Registration OPEN!

We are busy preparing for our 8th summer of summer writing camps for students grades 3th – 8th.  In the last 2 years year our Screenplay Writing track was such a success with performances held at The Catlow that we are bringing it back this year.  As last year, each class remains 3 hours.   NEW THIS YEAR…we have extended our reach to 3rd graders and 8th graders. Please join our mailing list so you don’t miss the registration period.  Read through the summaries and then take a look below at the class schedule.  Ready to select now?  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!