A compilation of student writing about 2020
Calling All District 181 Student Artists
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2021
We invite student artists to submit artwork for thefront and back covers of the Young Writers Night Book. What should the cover art depict? Anything students would like to share that captures their thoughts, impressions, feelings, or experiences related to 2020.
Click her for more details. Artwork should be emailed to Meg Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Deadline - January 31, 2021
Webinar with Ben & Tonya Mezrich - January 14, 2021
1st Draft Due - February 15, 2021
Webinar with Nathan Hale - March 11, 2021
Finished Writing Due - March 15, 2021
Cover Art Contest Submission Deadline - March 26, 2021
Student Writer Recognition Event - TBD
The COVID Pandemic · Elections · Shelter-in-Place Orders
Remote Learning · Protests · Wildfires · Facemasks
Social Distancing · Cancelled Events · Hardships
Adaptability · Community · Caring
We have just experienced a year like no other.
Let’s write a book about it together!
What should students write about?
Anything that they would like to share about their thoughts, impressions, or experiences in 2020.
What type of writing can be submitted?
Any type! Describe a special memory, report on an event, write an opinion piece, compose a poem, create a short story, develop a graphic story or comic strip, etc.
No minimum length requirement. Maximum length: 1000 words.
A Visit with Writing Couple Ben & Tonya Mezrich
Thursday, January 14th, 7:00pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to work together as a couple? Find out first hand as you meet with the husband and wife team: Ben and Tonya Mezrich. They will be interviewed by a team of CHMS and HMS students as they discuss their newest STEM middle grade fiction book from their Charlie Numbers Series, the writing process, how to inspire budding authors, as well as how they found their way into writing and share tidbits about bringing a book to film, what it’s like to be a consulting producer on the TV show "Billions," and how being parents themselves helps them in the writing process for the 8-12 age set.
A Visit with Nathan Hale
Thursday, March 11, 7:00pm
Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American history Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. He also created the sci-fi horror comics ONE TRICK PONY and APOCALYPSE TACO.