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Today, we're featuring the writing of our guest blogger, Eleanor Allen-Henderson. Eleanor was a volunteer this past summer at the Poetry Center's annual Creative Writing Camp. She has graciously agreed to share her writing with us. Below is one of her stories. Keep an eye out for more writing from Eleanor in the next few months!
A burst of color smattered across her face. And by her, I mean my. I don’t mean to be so loud, but sometimes, my interest speaks louder than volumes, and what I feel is not quite equitable to words. So one day, they ask you, “What is Eleanor?” To which you reply, “Eleanor is a burst of color across my eyelids, and she’s never quite predictable, but sometimes she jumps just to get the point across. To say Eleanor, one is to say dancing of hands and the light of her eyes, brimming with all the things she cannot wait to say.” But this is just the capacity to which you know me.
Eleanor Allen-Henderson is fourteen years old and a sophomore at University High School. She hopes to share her passion for good literature and beautiful moments. She likes hiking, summer nights, and Latin conjugations. She dislikes oppression. She's been honored with a Young Authors award in 2005 for a short story. With this honor, she attended the Young Authors Conference at the Jewish Community Center and met the guest poet Gary Soto.