The Vista Grande Public Library Creative Writing Contest is an ongoing monthly contest where children write stories at the library’s Creative Writing Station. Each monthly winner gets his or her picture taken and placed on the Creative Writing Hall of Fame, receives a free book of his or her choosing from the creative writing cart and gets the winning story published in Golden Corridor LIVING Magazine.
Youth can also write stories at home and submit them to the library. Winners are selected by library staff members, who read through monthly submissions and choose the one that stands out, based on creative merit.
Vista Grande Public Library has hosted this contest since 2013, and receives hundreds of submissions every year. The Creative Writing Station is a fun way to get kids involved in writing and storytelling by allowing them to write about whatever they want and making it a fun experience.
This Issue’s Winner:
The Boy Who Couldn’t Read by Todd Stueland
Once there was a kind, young boy. Yet he was ALWAYS getting bullied. Once he missed the whole science class because he was being bullied. He got bullied so much because he couldn’t read! His mom and dad didn’t know though. Once they went to the library. He was in an extra good mood, and he shared his secret with the Librarian. And the Librarian taught him how to read.