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The submission deadline has been extended until March 19, 2021!!




The Ohio Literacy Resource Center is putting a call out for contributions to the 23rd edition of Beginnings. Original writing and art entries can be submitted for possible consideration for the publication until March 8, 2021. Aspire students may submit an unlimited number of pieces. Instructors will be able to upload their students’ written pieces via the PDN site at www.ohioaspire.org. Art submissions must be mailed to the OLRC. Please see the attached art form.


New for 2021: Pandemic Ponderings – A Reflection of 2020. We invite students and teachers to submit for this companion piece. Pandemic Ponderings can be uploaded using the same submission process.
Let’s get CREATIVE. Let’s get back to BEGINNINGS.


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  • Beginnings 22

    Beginnings XXII
    Ohio Writers' Conference 2020

    Read the newest publication HERE!




    Lyn Ford - Storyteller
    Back to Beginnings - Family Writing Camps

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    Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller; she found her heart and learned her skills with the elder storytellers in her Affrilachian (African American Appalachian) family. Lyn is a nationally recognized raconteur and workshop presenter, a writer, a Thurber House mentor to young authors, and an Ohio teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE). Lyn shares the oral tradition with interaction, rhythm and rhyme, humor, personal history, and heart. Lyn incorporates these skills in her work as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, in presentations titled “Laughter and Stories”.

    Lyn has performed at storytelling and education conferences and storytelling festivals across the United States, including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah, and the Talk Story Festival in Hawaii; Lyn has also shared her stories at the Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival in Ireland. Lyn calls her stories “Home-Fried Tales” to honor her father, who was a terrible cook, and the best storyteller she ever heard
    Lyn Ford - Storyteller



    Every year since 1998, Ohio celebrates the outstanding writing accomplishments of adults who are participants in Aspire programs. Aspire students are invited to submit original writings for review. All genres are acceptable. The submissions, however, must be original. Original means that the work must not be copied from any source.

    Accepted submissions are published in a softbound book, Beginnings. Accepted writers are invited to attend the Ohio Writers’ Conference, along with their teacher and one paid guest.
    Want to see previous Beginnings books?
    click here to view them online


    Affrilachian Tales Briar Patch Hot Wind


    Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller; she listened to and learned from the elder storytellers in her Affrilachian (African American Appalachian) family. Lyn is a nationally recognized raconteur and workshop presenter, a writer, a Thurber House mentor to young authors, and an Ohio teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) and the Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative of the Kennedy Center (OSBCI). Lyn shares the gifts of the oral tradition with interaction, rhythm and rhyme, humor, personal history, and heart. Lyn has performed at storytelling and education conferences and storytelling festivals across the United States, including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah, and the Talk Story Festival in Hawaii; Lyn has also shared her stories at the Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival in Ireland. Lyn calls her stories “Home-Fried Tales” to honor her father, who was a terrible cook, and the best storyteller she ever heard.


    Plagiarism Webquest
    http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=123809

    In this webquest, you will complete a series of activities relating to plagiarism. First is a plagiarism knowledge rating scale containing vocabulary words that you will complete in class with your instructor and classmates. Next you will do an online tutorial explaining the proper way to paraphrase and cite sources. Finally there will be an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge by citing works for two mock assignments. Additional information and activities relating to Internet plagiarism are also available in this webquest.

    During this webquest, you will be working on the Aspire Writing Standard dealing with plagiarism — W.4.7, W.5.7, W.6.7.



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