Poetry & Writing
Poems Published Online
Selected Poems at Today’s Little Ditty, Blog of Michelle Heidenrich Barnes: http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com
2017 Ode to Spring Soil, March 7, 2017, Ode Poem, Ditty Challenge by Helen Frost
2016 Madame de Pompadour, May 19, 2016, Persona Poem, Ditty Challenge by Laura Shovan
Unpretentious Pencil, March 16, 2016, Small Things Poem, Ditty Challenge by Amy Ludwig
2015 Mystified Mango, October 26, 2015, Love Poem, Ditty Challenge by Marcus Ewert
Toady, September 10, 2015, Me Poem, Ditty Challenge by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Hillary’s Running Again, April 22, 2015, Clerihew, Ditty Challenge by Kwame Alexander
Narcissus, March 26, 2015, Tanka, Ditty Challenge by Margarita Engle
Dear Frozen February, February 17, 2015, Letter Poem, Ditty Challenge by David Elliott
Selected Poems at Beyond Literacy Link, Blog of Carol Varsalona http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com:
2017 Seeds of Tomorrows Fruits, Tanka; Bees and Me, haiku; October Prayer, haiku; Autumn Ablaze Gallery, December 2017,
June Berries, haiku; Celebrate Solstice, haiku, Sunkissed Summer Gallery, September 24, 2017
Towering Tulip, haiku; Spring's Softness; Truth is Nature, haiku; Springsations Gallery, July 28,2017
Can You Hear the Birds, haiku; Drear February's, Tanka; Winter Wonder Gallery March 31, 2017
Mother Milkweed, Autumnventure Gallery December 22, 2016
Selected Poems at Writing and Illustrating, Blog of Kathy Temean: https://kathytemean.wordpress.com
2014 Hustle of Hanukkah, December 16, 2014
Halloween Haiku, October 30, 2014
Selected Poem At
2012 Highland Park Poetry’s Exquisite Corpse 2012, Highland Park Poetry, Highland Park, IL
Selected Poems in Books
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016, Compiled by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, 2017, poem: Mom’s Beauty
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2014-2015, Compiled by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, 2016, poem: Toady, and Cover Illustration.
Michelle Kogan, Illustrator in the Spotlight, “Michelle Kogan, Four-Year Update,” Fall 2017, SCBWI-IL The Prairie Wind, http://www.Illinois.scbwi.org
Michelle Kogan, Illustrator Tips: “Inspirational Blog Review for Illustrators and Writers,” Spring 2015, The Prairie Wind, Newsletter of the Illinois Chapter of the SCBWI. www.scbwi.org
Michelle Kogan, “Why I Paint City Creatures,” City Creatures Blog, http://bit.ly/1r5vmo1 July 2014
Michelle Kogan, Illustrator in the Spotlight, “Journey with a Painter, Illustrator, and Writer,” January 2013, SCBWI-IL The Prairie Wind, http://www. Illinois.scbwi.org
Webinar-Writing Lyrical and Rhyming Picture Books with Renée La Traloupe, offered by Julie Hedlund
2017-2011 SCBWI-IL (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day, Harper College, Palatine, IL.
SCBWI-IL Chicago Network Lecture on Kick-starter campaign and self-publishing with Savy Leiser.
SCBWI-IL Network Meeting with Editors from Cricket Magazine Group, 7-12-2017, Glenview, IL.
Melissa Sweet-Zena Sutherland Lecture, Chicago Public Library
Spring Thaw SCBWI-IL Conference: Pitch Frenzy.
Marilyn Nelson-Zena Sutherland Lecture, Chicago Public Library
2016-Present- Forms and Features Poetry Workshops at the Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL
North Network Meeting-“Behind the Newberry Committee, 5-11-201
Jack Gantos-Zena Sutherland Lecture, Chicago Public Library
The Write Place: A Facilitated Children’s Book Writers Group, Esther Hershenhorn, Instructor, The Newberry, Chicago, IL.
SCBWI Spring Thaw Conference: Kathleen Duey and Liz Scanlon, Chicago, IL.
SCBWI Wild Midwest Conference, Fort Wayne, In.
SCBWI Winter Thaw Conference: Arthur Levine, Arthur Levine Books, National Lewis University, Skokie, IL.
CBWI NYC Winter Conference and Illustrator’s Intensive, New York, NY. 2011.