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: Sadie Ellis
The Cat and the Writing Book
There once was a cat and a writing book.
“What do I do with this?” the cat asked the human.
“You write in it,” replied the human.
So the cat picked up a pencil and tried to write in the writing book, but his paws were too small. So the cat did what any other cat would do. He stuck the pencil in the only possible place he could think of, up his nose. Now the cat could finally write, and he wrote this story.