This week, Penguin Random House and WNDB are celebrating the 2021 Creative Writing Award winners. The scholarship recipients will virtually attend a week of events, including professional development workshops and a fireside chat with author Mahogany L. Browne. Below, the five winners share a little … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the 2021 Creative Writing Awards Winners!
“If it’s something that means a lot to you, then it’s worth writing about.” That’s some of the advice that Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards alumnx have for those public high school seniors applying to the scholarship program this year. “Don’t worry about coming up with something … [Read more...] about Confidence and Caring: Creative Writing Awards Alumnx Share Their Tips
By Ashley Franklin 2020 is a year that has certainly taken away more from many of us than it has given. During a time when we have lost friends, loved ones, stability, and sometimes our peace of mind, it seems like a tall order to talk about joy. Yet, here I am, on a quest to continue capturing … [Read more...] about Making a Joyful Noise Through Writing
By Brittany R. Collins “I do not forget the memory – not my own But someone else’s Of water that blazed Into burning Brilliance When struck With A single match” So reads one stanza of “Heartbeats,” a poem penned by seventeen-year-old Mai McGaw, self-described “transgender maker from the … [Read more...] about The Importance of Globalizing the Youth Climate Movement Through Writing