We are now calling for submissions for the tenth issue of elementia, our teen art and literature zine. The tenth issue of elementia will be dedicated to the 2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Walter Dean Myers. Walter Dean Myers is an award winning young adult author who has often said creative writing and reading go hand and hand. As Ambassador, he has proclaimed that “reading is not optional”. We at Johnson County Library agree.
Please submit poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art, or photography that fits into at least one of these forums:
- Read one of Walter Dean Myers books—write a poem from a character’s point a view; paint a picture that captures a scene from one of his books; write an essay reflecting on the themes presented in one of his books.
- Tell us what is not optional in your life? Reading? Writing? Drawing? Music? Travel? Etc. Tell us why.
- Why is reading not optional? How does reading foster creativity? How does reading affect/better a society?
Submissions will be accepted May 1 – Dec. 3. 2012. For more information, please visit our Teen site. We have a list of Walter Dean Myers books in our catalog.