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Student Writing from the Portland Book Festival

Last month, writer Alex Behr hosted the workshop Portal to an Alternate Universe for students in grades 3-5 at the Portland Book Festival. Wren, a student in the workshop, shared her work with us, and said that, “Making my map was the best part.” 


Her instructions to readers: “Spend some time looking at the map, and look to see what you remember from the map and what you can see in the story.”

Story prompt, from Alex Behr: Imagine your character goes through a portal and finds an object. Your character wants to keep it, but something or someone has other ideas…

Buy the short story collection Planet Grim by Alex Behr from Powell’s here.

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