Teen Writing Prompt 766

Standard

sustainability-1288435__340

Write a poem based on this picture.

Advertisements

Teen Writing Competition -Young Arts

Standard

 

 

This is a reminder that the Young Arts deadline is approaching. If you are between the ages of 15 to 18 years old this is a great competition for you to enter. It’s for teens in all areas of the arts: writing, fine arts, music, acting, dance, cinematic arts, and design.

The Prize:

There are cash prizes but one of the great things about this competition is that you will be paired with a mentor who will help guide you on your path to pursue your art. A friend of mine won in photography and Darren was flown to Miami he put up in a hotel for a week and all his expenses were taken care of. Darren was paired with two mentors who took him around Miami as they gave him advice while took photographs. Lots of famous people went through this program and the mentors are Academy and Grammy award winner!

Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships that can be spent any way you see fit.
  • Take master classes with accomplished artists in your field.
  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers.
  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities.

Click on the link for more information.

Deadline: October 13, 2017

http://www.youngarts.org/

Teen Picture Prompt 776

Standard

Write a story about what happens when you walk through this doorway.

IMG_2343

(You can continue this story or create one of your own.) Be creative and have fun.

I opened the doorway. As I opened it the door moaned like an old woman. The first thing I was greeted by was the smell. It smelled like the ocean mixed with earth. I heard stories about this place. It was once a place where monks would house the children from the nearby town. The townspeople were afraid of them because they were born different.

Teen Book Review-Generation One by Pittacus Lore

Standard

Generation One by Pittacus Lore is a new series that was based on the I am Number Four series. This series continues the story of the Human Guard, humans who were given Loriac powers after the Monadorians invaded Earth. The only person from the original series is Nine, although there was a brief appearance of Four and I have a feeling that he will show up again.

This series feels a lot like X-Men. Children now have special powers and the children are outcasts who people want to contain or use. The main characters of this series are Taylor, a girl from the Mid-West who is a healer, Kopane, a Nigerian teenager who has superhuman strength and telekinesis, Isabella, a Brazilian shape-shifter, Ran, a young Japanese girl who can create explosives, and Caleb, a military brat who can duplicate himself.

Although I liked the series I was a bit concerned with these characters being stereotypes. Kopane came from a family where his father was using his powers to help others commit crimes, and Ran is portrayed as a quiet, passive girl. Isabella is a sexy flirt who shows interest in several boys.

The series does have lots of excitement and in the end, I couldn’t put it down because I really cared about the characters and gratefully soon saw the stereotypes dissolve as the characters became more developed. I can’t wait for the next book.

Teen Writing Competition

Standard

The 8th Annual Henderson Libraries Teen Writing Contest is accepting submissions. The Contest submission period ends in February so if you are in the 6th to 12th grades it’d be a good idea to start now.

Below are the details.

  • Contest is open to teens in grades 6-12
  • No fan fiction or school assignments.
  • Submit 2,000 words in one of the following categories: Poetry, Fiction, or Essay/Memoir ( Only one submission permitted)
  • The work must be original and unpublished

 

Deadline: Entries must be submitted online between December 1, 2016 and February 25, 2017

The Prize: Selected entries will be collected and published in the digital literary magazine, Unlocked Voices, which will become part of Henderson Libraries Digital Collections

For more information go to http://www.hendersonlibraries.com/website/teen-writing-contest or Contact Christina Terriquez  at cterriquez@hendersonlibraries.com.

 

Teen Writing Prompt 773

Standard

We had to pack up all of our belongs but could only take one personal item. For me it was a locket that had a picture of me and my best friend, Sam, short for Samantha. Our world was dying and if we stayed it was certain that we would all die….

What happens next? What if you had to leave Earth? If you could only take one personal item what would it be? Tell me about the new world that will be your new home? What is the voyage like getting there?

Teen Writing Prompt 772

Standard

We still have a lot of vacation time remaining to write our books. I just finished reading The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood. I haven’t reviewed the novel because it’s not YA. The book centers the lives of two women who as children killed a little girl. They later on meet as adults after being separated for 25 years and discover than their lives are switched. One girl was from an affluent family, the other poor but after serving time they find that each is living the other’s life.

What if you had a childhood friend who you shared a secret with? What’s the secret? And what happens when that secret is revealed?

 

Books Worth Reading This Summer

Standard

 

I am reading The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian. It’s about a young girl’s whose town is being evacuated after a dam breaks and covers everything under water. It’s also a love story.  I’ll let you know how it is after I finish.

I decided that after two hours of working on my own book I’ll treat myself by reading someone’s else’s book. When I return from my Va-K on July 6th then it’ll be after four hours of writing. What are your summer reads and writing goals? # teen books, # writers, # teen writers