WELCOME TO KWIL.CLUB
Create & Connect
with Kwil in Kwilville!
POET & PEN PAL
When you join Kwil.Club you embark on a mystical, magical adventure with whimsical words of wisdom, wonder and wellness penned by frizzy-fuzzy, green-nosed Kwil.
While some think of Kwil as an educational mascot who champions literacy, creativity and social-emotional learning, his devoted family, friends and fans know that our frizzy-fuzzy pen friend is much more. For them, Kwil is “realer than real” and “something you feel.”
Kwil creates and connects in the most poetic, passionate, and purposeful way. More than many literacy, creativity and social-emotional programs, Kwil creates the will to learn and practice fundamental skills.
Kwil is a giggly, googly-eyed poet and pen pal. He lifts literacy, creativity and social-emotional learning concepts off the page into the minds, hearts, and mailboxes of those who create and connect with him. “From age 4 to 94 and whole lot more!” says Kwil. “EVERYONE is welcome to join Kwil.Club!”(How about YOU?)
As Kwil states with excitement that comes from the bottom of his frizzy-fuzzy toes, “If I’ve told them once, I’ve told them a million billion trillion zillion Kwillion times, ‘Keep your pencils moving and your keyboards tapping!”
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For the Love of Literacy, Creativity and Social-Emotional Learning
Sharing Wisdom, Wonder & Wellness
Kwil Kids Story Time
Keeping Pencils Moving and Keyboards Tapping! Keeping pages turning and imaginations yearning! To create feels great! :-)
Master of Rhythm, Rhyme & Chime
KWIL'S RADICAL REMINDER
Just BE who YOU are
And DO what YOU do
Then all of life’s treasures
Will come to you!
In fact, they’re INSIDE you!
Your thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams!
Welcome to Kwil.Club
“Keep your pencils moving and your keyboards tapping!”
Kwil.Club is a free club for seekers of the broadest and deepest domains of Knowledge, Wonder, Imagination, and Learning! (“And Love! Don’t forget the Love!” says frizzy-fuzzy, green-nosed Kwil). It’s also a whimsical world where writers and wordsmiths can weave words of wisdom, wonder, and wellness. Without a doubt, Kwil.Club is the perfect place for poets and pen pals who like to create and connect by reading, writing, drawing, and painting word pictures. Kwil hopes that every child and “creative inner child” feels hugged by his special blend of humour and heartstrings when they join Kwil.Club. Kwil invites you and yours to sign up to receive his rhyming, chiming letters full of love and laughs. Please sign up and spread the frizzy-fuzzy, green-nosed word! If you would like to go on a wonder-filled adventure and revel in the sometimes wild n’ wacky world of literacy, creativity, and social-emotional learning, join the Kwil.Club. !Get ready for rhythm, rhyme and chime that is oh-so-fine–frizzy, fuzzy and divine! Line after line! :-)
Without a doubt, Kwil.Club is the perfect place for poets and pen pals who like to create and connect by reading, writing, drawing, and painting word pictures.
Kwil hopes that every child and “creative inner child” feels hugged by his special blend of humour and heartstrings when they join Kwil.Club. Kwil invites you and yours to sign up to receive his rhyming, chiming letters full of love and laughs. Please sign up and spread the frizzy-fuzzy, green-nosed word!
If you would like to go on a wonder-filled adventure and revel in the sometimes wild n’ wacky world of literacy, creativity, and social-emotional learning, join the Kwil.Club. !
Get ready for rhythm, rhyme and chime that is oh-so-fine–frizzy, fuzzy and divine! Line after line! :-)
Creating and Connecting with Kwil!
“Keep those pages turning and your imagination yearning! Read! Read! Read!”
SCRIBBLES & SCRIBES ARE STUPENDOUS!
SCRIBBLES & SCRIBES ARE STUPENDOUS!
Is my child too young to write to Kwil?
In a word, NO! Drawings sent by toddlers or the earliest literacy learners in which the child has drawn or “written” their own message to Kwil are very welcome. Older siblings or parents may provide a few word labels or some information on the back to help Kwil reply with understanding as well as his trademark enthusiasm but it’s not necessary.
Remember: it’s ALWAYS about ENGAGEMENT and Kwil Kids are NEVER too young to “write” to Kwil or anyone who will write back to continue this all-important developmental dialogue. (Could this be YOU? You or anyone you know, love, and trust can play this pivotal role in a child’s intellectual and emotional life by modeling and engaging with joy).
In the profound and illuminating words of Dr. Bob Steele, drawing is “language in its own right and, when children practice it daily, it is almost as natural to them as speaking. It contributes to intellectual development and emotional health at a time when children are still struggling to learn the codes of literacy. . . Drawing-as-language withers on the vine without readily available materials and the ongoing interest and motivation of caring adults.”
As Michael Michalko writes, “When Einstein thought through a problem, he always found it necessary to formulate his subject in as many different ways as possible, including diagrammatically. He had a very visual mind. . . In fact, he believed that words and numbers, as they are written or spoken, did not play a significant role in his thinking process.”
SCRIBBLES, SCRIBES & SNAIL MAIL
As Kwilette says, "To create feels great!"
You may send notes, letters, stories, poems, jokes, riddles and drawings to:
Kwil in Kwilville
#102-258 Sixth Street,
New Westminster, BC,
V3L 0G6 CANADA
Please send along a self-addressed Canada Post-stamped envelope OR a donation to cover the cost of stationery and postage if possible. Although very much a labour of frizzy-fuzzy, green-nosed love, please note that this service is subject to time and resources available. With kwillions of reply letters sent throughout the decades, Kwil does his very best to honour the kwilicious spirit of creativity and connection. Each letter from you is a dream come true!
For Education and Enjoyment Only
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Creating and connecting with Kwil is exclusively for educational engagement and enjoyment. Kwil promotes the JOY of literacy, creativity and social-emotional learning. While expressive writing and having a dialogue with Kwil may have inspirational, educational, creative, or other benefits, it cannot take the place of professional advice or services provided by a teacher, counsellor, medical doctor, life coach, or educational consultant.
As Kalen Marquis reminds us: Nothing can replace the wisdom of talking and writing to loving, responsible and trusted family members who may offer ongoing guidance and support. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of wisdom and strength. You are worth it!
Kwil and Kalen
Kwil works, learns, and plays with Kalen Marquis, a therapist, educator and ‘human bean’ whom he has known and inspired for more than twenty-five years as a teacher, librarian and counsellor.
Their passionate, purpose-filled work together in literacy, creativity and social-emotional learning began officially in 1996 when Kwil came to life in Kalen’s primary classroom and the Kwil Kids Publishing Centre was born with the help of so many dedicated volunteers — a long and Kwilicious story. Kalen Marquis may be contacted through his private counselling practice at KalenMarquis.com or by sending an email.
“A drop of ink may make Kwillions think!”
Share Your Letter, Poem, Very Short Story, Joke, Riddle, or Drawings with the Kwil.Club Community Using First Name Only or a Pen Name by Request. All rights are retained by the creators in the spirit of creativity and connection with Kwil.Club members. We are here to encourage and celebrate each other.
STORIES & POEMS BY KWIL & KALEN MARQUIS
Available digitally around the world
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