Last Fall 2011, the Crittenden Literary Guild held their inaugural meeting with our reading specialist, Mr. Scott Wiesiger. Their objective was to contribute art work, poetry and short stories to be considered for publication in their new literary and art journal, The Paw Prints. With the 15 Venus acoustic poems submitted by Mrs. Adria Merritt’s 6th grade class, the objective was more than made. It actually allowed us the opportunity to pay homage to an American literary giants who passed away at the age of 91 this past June 8, 2012.
Mrs. Merritt’s students based their acoustic poems on Mr. Bradbury’s short story All Summer in a Day. The story can be read in its entirety by clicking on the underlined link.
Mr. Bradbury was a piomeer in modern day science fiction. His work set the groundwork for much of the fantasy and science fiction books that students are reading today. He is best known for his novel on censorship, “Farhenheit 451″ and the large number of short stories converted to script for the TV shows Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Twilight Zone.
The Long Rain is another short story written by Mr. Bradbury that makes reference to Venus. Mr. Bradbury was an avid student of the stars held membership in a large variety of planetary organizations.
To read the Venus poems, simply click on the Fall literary magazine, located in Student Work on this website.