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Library Closing for Thanksgiving

All locations of Kitsap Regional Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.


Write On Teen Short Story Contest

   

Versed Poetry Contest

  

Resources and Cool Sites

  • Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
    Scholarships, resources, and awards for creative teens working in visual or literary arts. This prestigious organization has honored some of this century’s most memorable talents from Andy Warhol to Sylvia Plath.
     
  • The Diary Project
    A global site for teens to write about their everyday experience in a safe, anonymous setting. The goal of the Diary Project is to encourage communication amongst teens of all cultures and backgrounds, provide peer-to-peer support, stimulate discussion, and generate feedback that can help ease some of the concerns encountered along the way.
     
  • Figment
    Figment is a social media community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Includes many links on writing contests as well.
     
  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
    Have you been procrastinating in writing the next big thing in literature? National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November of each year, will help you get started!
     
  • One Billion Poets
    Writing prompts, poems, and interviews from young poets from all over the world.
     
  • Poetry Archive
    Do you have a favorite poem or poet? Chances are you may be able to listen to them here!
     
  • Poetry 180
    Hear or listen to an excellent poem for everyday of the school year.
     
  • Push Novel Writing Contest
    If you're in 7th to 12th grade and have written a novel or are in the process, submit it to PUSH, Young Adult Author extraordinaire David Levithan. The novel you submit could be published in PUSH! writePUSH also posts writing prompts and teen poetry.
     
  • Script Frenzy
    The screenplay arm of the NaNoWriMo family. Every April, teens are prompted to write the script of their dreams! Be sure to check out the hilarious plot generator.
     
  • Teen Ink
    A magazine and website made up completely of the work (art, writing, video, photography) of teens just like you! Also includes link to contests, creative resources of all kinds, and a forum for artists to share their work and thoughts. Zine World One of the oldest and most comprehensive guides to zine publication. This website also lists zine libraries and distribution sources, zine making tips, and zine 101 tips. Local Resources:

 

Local Resources

  • Richard Hugo House
    A non-profit center for writers and the people who love them in Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Features regular readings, classes for teens and adults, and houses ZAPP (the Zine Archive and Publishing Project), one of the biggest collections of zines in the world!
     
  • 826 Seattle
    Writing workshops, programs, wonderful events, and all the space travel supplies you could ever need.