Calling all poets!

Are you a poet, but didn’t know it? You might be! There’s more to poetry than finding words that rhyme. Rhythm can be important; so can the sounds of the words. And in many cases, the emotions that the poem invokes are the most important factor. Sijo is a...

You can write a novel!

You — yes, you — can write your own novel. And you can do it in a month. November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. And this year’s event is going to be so much fun! The Cadott Library is hosting three events in October, leading up to...

Write a Video Game?!

What does writing have to do with a video game, anyway? You might be surprised. Think about your favorite games. They can have characters that you control or interact with; they can have obstacles that you have to overcome to reach a goal; they can have dialogue...

Write a 1-Minute Play

Recently the St Croix Falls Festival Theatre hosted a writing contest for grown-ups. They asked people to write a play that 1 minute long, and they read the best ones aloud on YouTube. So I wondered: What would a 1-minute play festival for kids look like? So...

Frame Yourself!

In this fun writing prompt, author Jason Reynolds talks about framing things that are important to him. One example he gives is that he has framed the contents of his grandmother’s wallet. Another is a pair of jeans he wore when he worked retail. Yes, he has a...