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Get Creative at Home

Get Creative At Home

We may be stuck at home but don't let that put a damper on your creativity! Discover new challenges, opportunities and hobbies with these creative resources:

Submit writing and art to elementia: The Library's teen literary magazine, elemetia, is currently accepting writing and art on the theme of Bodies for our next issue. Follow us on Instagram for lots of prompts and inspiration.

Start a novel: National Novel Writing Month's Young Writer's Program has a lot of resources and tools for writing your first novel!

Learn to write from the best: Write. Right. Rite. is a video series hosted by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jason Reynolds with tips, examples and writing prompts. 

Great story starters: Author April Henry has been sharing lots of great story starters if you are looking for inspiration. 

Paint with Bob Ross: Relaxing and creative you can watch tons of Bob Ross videos on YouTube and paint along. We could all use a few more happy trees right now.

Keep a corona diary: We are living in unique times, document your experiences (the good and the bad). 

Submit writing and art to Kansas City Voices Youth: Local magazine KC Voices is putting out another youth edition and is currently accepting art and writing through July 15. 

Try 30 prompts for your inner poet: Feeling stuck, surely one of these 30 prompts will shake something loose. 

Turn your bookshelf into art: Check out this book folding tutorial from BookRiot that has the added benefit of not damaging a single page (besides creases) of your favorite titles.​​