Casa Grande Public Library – Creative Writing Contest Winner: Sawyer Barth
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.
The Wild Flamingo
by Sawyer Barth
Once upon a time there was a crazy flamingo named Fred. Fred was in the news for months because he was super crazy. He would scare people, but all he needed was a friend who would be nice to him.
One day, a little boy named Sawyer went on a trip to the zoo with his family. When the family came across the flamingo exhibit they were all afraid, except for Sawyer. Sawyer went up to the flamingo and pet him. The flamingo was finally normal and eventually everyone was his friend. It all started with a little boy named Sawyer.